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Wallace E. Rollins 







Mrs. Leonard M. Horton 

(Gladys Wester, '30g) 

619 Prospect St., Maplewood, N. J. 

First Vice-President 

Mrs. Ralph Peters 

(Phoebe Rowe, '31g) 

249 Hollywood Avenue, Rochester, N. Y. 

Second Vice-President 

Miss Ella-Prince Trimmer, '56g 

300 Oak Lane, Richmond, Va. 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

Mrs. Ernest M. Wood, Jr. 

(Elizabeth Bond, '34g) 

Sweet Briar, Va. 

Alumna Member, Board of Directors 

Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown 

(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 

Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Ky. 

Alumnae Members, Board of Overseers 

Mrs. William T. Hodges 

(Nan Powell, 'lOg) 

209 Indian Springs Road, Williamsburg, Va. 

Mrs. Fred C. Andersen 

(Katherine Blount, '26g) 

Bayport, Minn. 

Mrs. James N. Frazer 

(Rebecca Young, '35g) 

565 West Wesley Road, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 

130 Stockton Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

Mrs. Robert M. Burton 

(Nancy Dowd, '46g) 

140 Oak Street, Glendale, Ohio 

Members of the Executive Board 

Mrs. Clarence B. Rogers 

(Mary Clark, '13) 
205 Beverly Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. William S. Iliff, Jr. 

(Dorothy Keller, '26g) 

3488 Venice Street, Arlington 7, Va. 

Mrs. W. Wright Bryan 

(Ellen Newell, '26) 
16520 Woodland Road, Cleveland 20, Ohio 

Mrs. Carlos Berguido, Jr. 

(Marion Jayne, '28g) 
135 Rose Lane, Haverford, Pa. 

Mrs. John B. Morlidge, Jr. 
(Virginia Van Winkle, '28g) 

318 Summit Lane 
Ft. Mitchell, Covington, Ky. 

Mrs. John B. Orgain, Jr. 

(Norvell Royer, '30g) 

5505 Matoaka Road, Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. John S. Smith 

(Ruth Hasson, '30g) 

204 Lingrove Place, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Mrs. William S. Sandifer, Jr. 

(Agnes Cleveland, '31g) 

Box 2277, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Mrs. Kenneth B. Harding 

(Elizabeth Myers, '35g) 

Sturges Commons, Westport, Conn. 

Mrs. H. Clay Evans Johnson 

(Betty Smartt, '38g) 

Fleetwood Drive, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 

Mrs. Bernard L. Reams 

(Ann Morrison, '42g) 

7 North Princeton Circle, Lynchburg, Va. 

Mrs. Robert S. Bush 
(Sarah Louise Adams, '43g) 
3809 Caruth, Dallas, Texas 

Miss Marguerite Hume, '43g 
2218 Village Drive, Louisville 5, Ky. 

Mrs. J. R. Haverty 

(Margaret Munnerlyn, '47g) 

1863 Meredith Drive, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. Willmm M. Edgerley 

(Barbara Easier, '51g) 

Princeton, Illinois 

Miss Mary Lee McGinnis, '54g 
2240 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 

owed u!ii(i!i 

November, 1956 


Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g 

Editors Judith Feild Vogelback 

Briar Patches 


Sweet Briar opened the 5 1st aca- 

demic session with 52 3 students from 

35 states, the District of Columbia and 


Briar Patches 

7 foreign countries. Virginia leads 

with 81 followed by New York 61, 

New Jersey 35, Pennsylvania 34 and 


Sweet Briar's Resident Saint 

Georgia 30. 

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A Look at the Department of Religion 

"There's never been anything like 


The History of the History 

it," say the eighty students who are 

the first residents of the William 

Bland Dew Dormitory. There really 


Sweet Briar Roundup Time for the 

ne\er has been anything like the hustle 

Development Program 

and bustle of getting it ready just in 

time for the opening of college. 

Come and see a modern college 


Harriet Shaw McCurdy 

dormitory and you'll think you're 


* * * * 


Chapel Memorial Fund 

Sweet Briar opened for the first time 


We Point with Pride 

in 30 years without Betty Lyon, the 

beloved head waitress in Big Refec- 

tory. Betty has been ill all summer in 


With the Clubs 

the University of 'Virginia hospital but 

has high hopes of returning soon to 

be "Mrs. Brown's right hand." Her 


Operation Tulip Bulb 

address is Box -jO, Arrington, 'Vir- 

ginia. She enjoys cards and messages 

from "her girls. ' 



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The Alumnae Fund 

Tne Cover 


Class Notes 

The picture on the cover of the 

magazine is one taken several years 
igo of Dr. Wallace E. Rollins, the 

Member of the American Alumni Council 

hrst resident chaplain of the college. 

Volume XXVI Number 1 

who is now affectionately regarded as 
"Sweet Briars Resident Saint. " 


Issued six times yearly: November (2), February, March, May, June, 
Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November 30, 

1931, at the Postoffice at Sweet Briar, Virginia. 


Sweet Briar's 



ON Commencement Day last June 4 President Pannell 
made the stirring announcement to the college com- 
munit)' that the Kresge Foundation had authorized a grant 
of $50,000 to Sweet Briar College to establish an endowed 
chair of religion provided the college could raise an addi- 
tional $100,000. This chair was to be named in honor of 
Sweet Briar's first chaplain and professor of religion. Dr. 
Wallace E. Rollins. Dr. Rollins rose as the faculty and 
students applauded with feeling, but the alumnae especially 
were moved by this tribute to him whom they had known 
over most of the years since the founding of the college 
as chaplain, teacher, friend and adviser. It was fitting that 
Dr. Rollins should be honored in this way, and it was emi- 
nently fitting that any chair of religion at Sweet Briar 
should be associated with his name, which has been closely 
identified with the Department of Religion from 1908 until 
the present time. 

A native of western North Carolina, Wallace Rollins 
grew up in a small town near Asheville. The woods and 
the mountains, with their wild life, were very much a part 
of his early environment. At the age of four he had a pony 
on which he used to follow his father's big horse, and there 
was always a favorite dog and once a pet bear cub which 
his father had found deserted in the woods. 

In those days of few schools and poor transportation, 
the young Wallace spent much time at various boarding 
schools. One of them was a military school where, among 
other things, he remembers especially a colored man named 
Abel who came twice a week to sell the boys home-made 
ice cream and brown sugar pies "in two sizes"! At one 
period, in order to attend school in Raleigh, he lived with 
an uncle who was superintendent of an institution for the 
deaf, dumb, and blind. He still recalls his privilege of 
being invited to the parties of both the deaf and the blind 
children. At another time he started out from his boarding 
school to take a walk with an Indian boy much older than 
himself, and his friend suggested that they walk to Wal- 
lace's home, fourteen miles away. They started on a run, 
but they soon slowed down; Wallace was appalled when 
they came to a flooded stream after it was pitch dark. On 
the young Indian's shoulders he was carried across, and 
about midnight the two reached their destination almost 
exhausted. Two crestfallen lads were taken back to the 
school the next morning on horseback, and the search 
parties were called in. A few weeks later Wallace found 
out that the school officials had been planning to award 
him the medal for best deportment — until his escapade! 

Before going off to college, Wallace spent some time 
learning the banking business, and he became teller of the 
First National Bank of Asheville at the age of seventeen. 
His sound business sense and skill with figures have made 

him in recent years an informal income tax consultant for 
many a puzzled Sweet Briarite. 

In 1892 Wallace Rollins received his A.B. degree from 
the University of North Carolina, and in 1895 his B.D. 
degree from the Divinity School of Yale University. He 
then had eleven years of pastoral experience as Rector of 
the Episcopal Church, first in Covington, Virginia, and then 
in Christiansburg, 'Virginia. (Both parishes were under 
Bishop Alfred Magill Randolph, the first president of 
Sweet Briar's Board of Directors, for whom Randolph Hall 
was named.) 

When Dr. Rollins first came to Sweet Briar in 1908, 
the student body was small enough so that he could know 
e\ery student well and be a counsellor and friend to each. 
The warmth of the relationship is still a cherished reality 
to many early alumnae. One, for example, happened to 
hear of the proposed Wallace E. Rollins Professorship of 
Religion before most other alumnae had learned of it and 
immediately sent a generous check "as a token of my affec- 
tion for Dr. Rollins and my appreciation of his life and 
influence and devotion to our Lord" — and later she wrote; 
"Those who contribute to the Fund are not the ones to be 
thanked. Their gifts are but a token of their gratitude for 
the one who has given them so much of eternal worth." 

In February, 1913, Dr. Rollins went to Alexandria to 
become Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the Protestant 
Episcopal Theological Seminary in 'Virginia, where he later 
served as Dean. He was twice honored with the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity, bestowed upon him by the '"Virginia 
Seminary" in 1915 and twenty years later by the University 
of North Carolina. At the Seminary, as at Sweet Briar, 
Dr. Rollins' students responded to him with gratitude and 
devotion. Many who knew him there are now sending gifts 
for the Professorship in his honor, accompanied by such 
words as these: "Sorry this check could not be larger but 
I hope it will help a bit. It in no wise indicates my affec- 
tion and regard for Dr. Rollins. If I had the financial 
ability, my regard for him would move me to contribute 
the full amount." Of the six or seven hundred present 
clergymen who studied under Dr. Rollins, nearly forty have 
become bishops. One of these, sending a contribution for 
the Professorship Fund, has recently written: "If my dol- 

Chatting together at the home of the Rollinses are the members of 

the Department of Religion: Mr. William Mallard. Miss Dean 

HosKEN, Dr. Rollins and Mrs. Rollins. 

Alininhie News 

lars could match my love and admiration and thanksgiving 
for Wallace E. Rollins, and all that he has meant to me in 
my life and in my ministry, you would not even have to call 
on the Kresge Foundation." 

During his twenty-seven years at the Virginia Seminary, 
Dr. Rollins frequently returned to conduct services at Sweet 
Briar, and this unhroken relationsiiip made it natural for 
him to come back to live on the Sweet Briar campus after 
his retirement from the seminary deanship in 1940. New 
generations of students have thus known him for the past 
sixteen years and have had some opportunity to discover 
why Mrs. Pannell delights to refer to him as Sweet Briar's 
"resident saint." 

Ten years ago. Dr. Rollins married Miss Marion Bene- 
dict, Professor of Religion, who since 1928 had been teach- 
ing at Sweet Briar the same subjects that he had first taught 
here. For eight years they worked together, in as much time 
as could be spared from her other responsibilities, on their 
book, Jesus and His Ministry, which was published by the 
Seabury Press in 1954. It was an unforgettable moment of 
thankfulness for Dr. Rollins when he finally held in his 
hand the first copy of this book which embodied his most 
precious life work. 

Those who know him best speak of Dr. Rollins as the 
most patient of men. He is not only patient with others, 
but he has mastered the still more difficult art of being 
patient with himself. And he is humble in the true sense 
of the definition: "Humility is not thinking meanly of one- 
self; it is not thinking of oneself at all." During the tragic 
decades of his first wife's hospitalization, he learned to 
draw all his joy from the joys of others, and he also learned 
to suffer so deeply that others in suffering have always 
turned to him for understanding and for help in finding 
the sources of a strength like his. 

The study and teaching of the life of Christ mean most 
of all to Dr. Rollins, and the hundreds of clergymen who 
had this course under him during nearly thirty years of 
teaching at the Seminary often speak of it as one of the 
deepest and most formative experiences of their hves. One 
quality that made him a great teacher has been the combi- 
nation of measureless scholarly labor with vivid but dis- 
ciplined imagination that makes historical characters seem 
like close friends to him — and therefore to his students. 
Once for many months he read I Thessalonians in Greek 
daily and pursued every possible wisp of information about 
first-century Thessalonica, until he could feel that he would 
recognize and understand the individual members of this 
young church as he passed in imagination down the streets 
of the city. Another of his great assets as teacher, admin- 
istrator, and counsellor has been his ability to be forth- 
right when necessary, but to stimulate without hurting. 
His eye seldom lacks its characteristic twinkle, but many 
times he has had to tell unwelcome truths without flinching. 

Dr. Rollins' religion is as clear, as profound, and as 
simple as the man himself. He is totally free from the kind 
of "piousness " that some people wear on their sleeves, but 
in his inner spirit the door of the sanctuary is never closed. 
In his teaching, his preaching, his conduct of worship, and 
his daily living, there is the unconscious glow of complete 
de\otion to the Lord whose life he has so long studied. 
And whenever any other person turns to him tor spiritual 
help, the depths of his own religious life are quietly and 
humbly opened to meet the other's need. 

A Look at the 
of Religion 

Now that Sweet Briar is to have an endowed Profes- 
sorship of Religion, it is pertinent to take a look at 
the Department of Religion and at the religious life of the 
college. Many different religious backgrounds are repre- 
sented in the student body. There are at the college this 
year 240 Episcopalians, 86 Presbyterians, 47 Methodists, 
41 Catholics, 17 Baptists, 16 Congregationalists, 12 Lu- 
therans, 4 Unitarians, 4 Disciples of Christ, 4 members of 
the Jewish faith, 2 Christian Scientists, and one or two 
members of each of scattered denominations. As Mrs. 
Rollins wrote in 1949 in an article for the Alumnae 
News, "The typical Sweet Briar student is not in rebellion 
against the religion in which she was brought up, but 
neither is she content to let her childhood faith remain 
undeveloped while her thought is maturing along other 
lines. She wants to examine, understand, and evaluate her 
religious heritage, and to bring it into relation with her 
growing knowledge of science and history and philosophy. 
She seeks to achieve an integrated view of life and the 
universe, and a faith mature enough to support her in 
whatever experiences adult life may bring. The minority 
of students who do not share this religious interest never- 
theless respect religious sincerity. ..." 

And for most of the years since the founding of the 
college. Dr. Rollins, or Mrs. Rollins, or both, have been 
on hand to guide the student in her quest for religious 
understanding. It was in 1908 that Dr. Rollins first came 
to Sweet Briar as Chaplain and Professor of Biblical Litera- 
ture. Though he left in 1913 to go to the Episcopal Theo- 
logical Seminary in Alexandria, he came back often to the 
campus to conduct services, and he returned to live per- 
manently at Sweet Briar in 1940. 

When Dr. Rollins left in 1913, the Reverend Thomas 
D. Lewis succeeded him as Chaplain and Professor of 
Biblical Literature. 'When Mr. Lewis resigned in 1920 to 
become Rector of Ascension Church in Amherst, the resi- 
dent chaplaincy was discontinued because improved trans- 
portation facilities then made it feasible to depend upon 
visiting ministers for the college Sunday services. These 
ministers are drawn from the churches and theological 
faculties of many denominations and are persons outstand- 
ing in the religious leadership of this country. Informal 
discussion groups with the minister are often arranged, and 
once a year the Y. W. C. A. chooses one or two clergymen 
to invite for several consecutive days of addresses, discus- 
sions, conferences, and worship services. 

Without a resident chaplain, the college needed a new 

Professor of Biblical Literature, and that chair was held 

from 1920 to 1930 by Miss M. Elizabeth J. Czarnomska, 

whose volumes of The Authentic Literature of Israel con- 

( Continued on page 25) 

November. I9'i6 

The History of the History 

by Martha Lou Lemmnn Stohlman, "bAg 

FOR the family in this picture life underwent a marked 
change in June 1954. The gentleman on the left had 
just retired from the department of art history and arche- 
ology at Princeton University and was about to settle com- 
fortably among his manuscripts on Limoges enamels when 
his wife (second from right) came home from a meeting 
of the executive committee of the Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Association. Trying not to prejudice the issue she an- 
nounced in what was hoped to be a neutral tone that the 
committee had voted to underwrite the publication in 1956 
of the college history, an alumnae gift for the Fiftieth Anni- 
versary. An alumna had been chosen to be historian and 
she was it. What did he think of the proposition? Their 
daughter Suzanne (second from left) was aged four and 
supervising her was incompatible with writing anything, 
much less a book. Julie (right) was seven and still could 
not comb her own hair. And what would happen to plans 
for a family trip to Europe the following April.-' 

The gentleman, whose name is Frederick Stohlman, in 
two seconds proved himself a sterling husband and ex- 
claimed, "Do it by all means! Fll take Su out mornings 
so you can work, and we'll 50 to Europe later. The enamels 
have already taken thirty years; one more won't make much 
difference. " 

That is how it started, and for fourteen months the 
history of Sweet Briar was the dominant theme m our 
household. Within two weeks we were all at Sweet Briar 
House as Mrs. Pannell's guests while I surveyed material 
to see if I thought I could write a history. I had been, after 
all, a psychologist and it seemed a bit presumptuous to 
think that I could suddenly turn historian. For several days 

I perused the sizeable treasure of notes, interviews and clip- 
pings already collected by a history committee formed at 
Sweet Briar two years earlier. And Martha von Briesen 
glowingly showed me photostats of the recently found 
letters of Elijah Fletcher. I went over to Amherst and 
heard from Eliza Payne Eskridge's own lips the story of 
Indiana Williams' death and how Mrs. Eskridge herself 
had found her will. Before I knew it I was hooked ! There 
was no question of whether I could or should write the 
history. I was too absorbed to stop. 

So we left campus with the rear of the car sagging 
under stacks of Br'nn Patches, catalogues. Alumnae News' i. 
handbooks, and the collection of the former committee. 
The day after we returned to Princeton I retired to the 
house of a neighbor on vacation and pitched into that 
mountain of paper. What may loosely be referred to as 
my filing system led to the expansive strewing of manila 
folders over piano, coffee table, desk, hre bench and sofa 
while for some weeks I typed notes at a card table in the 
middle of the room. 

And of course I had a considerable correspondence. 
Miss Florence Robinson had enthusiastically answered my 
request for help by spending many a broiling day in the 
Lynchburg library searching newspaper files of 1901 to 
1906. She kept sending nuggets on Lynchburg's reaction 
to the ferment going on at that time out at Sweet Briar. 
Miss Mary K. Benedict was unable to write herself but her 
sister, Miss Florence Benedict, wrote otten, generously help- 
ing to obtain and \erify data. And Miss Dee Long was 
more excited than almost anyone at the prospect of record- 
ing the story of Sweet Briar. She was steeped in Fletcher 

Alumnae News 

lore and had been deeply interested in Miss McVea. She 
joyfully wrote frequent letters, turning over invaluable 
gleanings of her own. After her death in December her 
sister wrote that even on the morning that she was taken 
to the hospital she had been writing something for me. 
Enclosed was a piece on Miss McVea and I used almost 
every word of it. 

In the course of the year I went to Vermont where 
Elijah Fletcher's great-niece, Miss Fanny Fletcher, gave mc 
and Freddy a memorable night at Fletcher Farm. Once I 
spent the night with Miss Glass in Charlottesville and W'e 
must have talked at least nine hours. Even the episode 
there of the snake in the bathtub with me did not suffice to 
divert for long our conversation from our favorite college. 
And I made four more trips to Sweet Briar. One time I 
spent a week in the dean's waiting room reading the min- 
utes of the board of directors — a record too precious to be 
moved more than thirty feet from the vault in the treasurer's 
office. Another week was devoted to the basement of the 
library perusing documents from the locked stack. My 
vividest memory there — no help to the history — is the 
section of thirteen pages in the faculty minutes which are 
thoroughly and utterly blacked out with India ink. I talked 
with Dr. Rollins a number of times and with many of the 
campus inhabitants as well as citizens of Amherst. 'When- 
ever I left Sweet Briar my head was seething with stories 
and comments on some or all periods of college life — 
and several times I had completely lost my voice. 

■When material became so abundant that I had to decide 
on organization of the history it seemed to fall naturally 
into an introductory chapter on the Fletcher family, about 
which enough is now known to fill a book by itself. Then 
comes an account of the five years when college was a-build- 
ing — which is quite a story. The third chapter describes 
opening year and is followed by five chapters focussed 
upon the successive presidents. Our five presidents are 
enticing subjects. I hope that I have been able to com- 
municate the portraits which have emerged in my own 
mind of these women, each with her strongly individual 
stamp, all of a single mind as to the nature and quality of 
the college they were working for. 

Since a history like this speaks for so many people I 
earnestly wanted someone to share the responsibility of 
seeing that the subject was adequately covered, to check for 
errors of fact or interpretation, and to criticize the reada- 
bility of my efforts. At my request Mrs. Pannell appointed 
a committee, partly reconstituting the original committee 
for the history and adding a number of alumnae, under the 
chairmanship of an alumna member of the board of over- 
seers, Julia Sadler de Coligny, '34. 

By October 1954 I started submitting typescript to this 
committee, chapter by chapter, and those ladies considered 
every word with their whole minds! I had a jolly time 
dealing with the notes of thirteen people who commented 
on everything from my tendency, inspired by the Princeton 
Press, to eliminate commas and capitals to the question of 
how much space should be allowed for stories of the aston- 
ishing Miss Czarnomska. (I had to admit that her adven- 
tures in Syria were fascinating but a little irrele\'ant.) So 
at suggestions from the committee I deleted, rewrote, re- 
arranged — and sometimes just told them that my version 
seemed satisfactory. 

I met with members of this committee three times at 

Sweet Briar and no matter how many objections they raised 
they were such experts in personnel management that they 
invariably sent me away feeling encouraged. They also had 
a chance to share my feeling of a curiously anachronistic 
character of this history. The word history rings with 
echoes of times past whereas we were still surrounded with 
characters from every period of our history. { How unlike 
our task was that of the recent Princeton historian who set 
down most of his story and coolly terminated it at the 
year 1896!) "We were made acutely aware of this blend 
of present-in-past one July day when the temperature was 
in the nineties and the humidity not describable in mere 
numbers. The committee was meeting in Garden Cottage 
and discussing how best to vivify an account of student life 
during the early part of Miss Glass's administration, when 
we heard a familiar voice outside. In a moment a lady was 
at the door — Miss Glass ! After a gay greeting to each of 
us she departed leaving us wondering whether we were 
working not so much on a history as on a committee report, 

In August 1955 I rewrote the last pages of the last 
chapter on the Maasdam and mailed them back from South- 
ampton. By that time if anyone wanted changes or addi- 
tions she more or less had to make them herself. As I told 
the committee, I felt as if they were having to move in 
after I had baked a cake and to clean up my kitchen for me. 
Well, they did that — picked up all the loose ends — and 
they baked a few cupcakes of their own. For the sake of 
wieldiness an editorial sub-committee had evolved to put 
on the final whipped cream and the cherry — to continue 
this edible metaphor. Martha von Briesen, Marion Rollins, 
Elizabeth 'Wood, and Beth Muncy gathered and organized 
some more material; Mrs. Pannell wrote the preface and 
was overseer for some of the appendices listing data im- 
portant for reference; Julie de Coligny wrote the foreword 
and made several trips over from Richmond to confer on 
photographs, source notes and a number of things which 
will look simple to you when you see the book — because 
they organized them so carefully. 

Martha von Briesen, with her continual experience in 
publication, has undertaken the technical arrangements. 
Estimates for printing were obtained from four firms and 
the Princeton University Press was chosen. It seems that 
for a book of limited interest such as this a press could not 
undertake publication but may be commissioned to print 
the book without editorial or promotional responsibility. 
Our committee has done the editing and the Alumnae 
Association will do the selling. But the Princeton Press 
uses all its facilities for the actual making of the book. 
More than a year ago Martha, Alma ALni/ii Rotnem, '36, 
an alumna member of the committee who lives in Princeton, 
and I had a most satisfactory conference with the Press's 
director, Mr. Herbert Bailey, and its typographer, Mr. P. J. 
Conkwright. Mr. Conkwright has won many prizes as a 
book designer and the enthusiasm and application which he 
brings to a task suggests why he is so successful. He fairly 
radiated ideas and even asked for a Sweet Briar plate from 
which he could take an appropriate flower motif for the 
cover design and title page. 

The linotypers are already at work, now in September. 
Then proof-readers, indexer, and bookbinders will come 
into play and perhaps — perhaps — by Christmas you 
will have a new book to read. 

November, 1956 


As SWEET BRIAR'S Jubilee Year enters its final two 
months, a concerted effort is being made to complete 
the college's $2,500,000 half -century fund. Present total in 
gifts and pledges: $1,750,000. Needed before December 
31, 1956: $750,000. 

The college's 51st academic year began last month with 
eighty girls living in the beautiful new "William Bland Dew 
Dormitory — for which Street Briar Neivs reporter Mary 
Ann Wilson, '57, of Chattanooga, Tenn., suggests the con- 
traction: "Dewdorm." Reporter Wilson, a Dew resident 
herself, describes the "general bliss" of living in this new 
building, with ample closet space, and "the absolute luxury 
of showers which do not alternately freeze or scald their 
utilizers because of certain inexplicable connections with 
other facilities." She concludes that "life can be beautiful 
— if you live in William Bland Dew Dormitory." 

Another less obvious result of the Development Pro- 
gram, made possible by the generosity and hard work of 
the college's many friends, is the 10^^ rise in faculty sala- 
ries — the second in 1955-56 — which went into effect July 1. 
To guarantee the new salary scale, the Board voted to in- 
crease the over-all fee by $200, beginning in 1957-58, but 
funds received for faculty salaries from the Alumnae Fund, 
from students and faculty, and from business and industry 
in the Old Dominion, through the Virginia Foundation for 
Independent Colleges, enabled the Board to make the salary 
raises effective immediately. 

Campus Enthusiasm "Like the Measles" 

On campus, where a new building and higher faculty 
salaries are most easily appreciated, the Campus Develop- 
ment Committee, headed by Professor G. Noble Gilpin, 
has been making plans for this fall and winter. The com- 
mittee hopes to solicit personal contributions from all stu- 
dents who have not already subscribed to the fund, and to 

win the support of new members of the faculty and staff 
and thus maintain the 100% participation of those groups. 
At the same time, the Student Development Committee, 
headed by Lee Haskell, '57, of Salem, Mass., has plans to 
stage a variety of activities, stunts, and benefits on campus 
to raise additional funds for the program. 

Both these campus groups are getting solid support 
from The Sweet Briar News. Editor Nannette McBurney, 
'57, of Bronxville, N. Y., devoted a full page of the paper's 
first issue to the Development Program. Included was a 
letter from Dr. Connie M. Guion, chairman of the De- 
velopment Committee, who complimented the students for 
their share in this endeavor. Using an appropriate medical 
figure. Dr. Guion wrote that the girls' enthusiasm will 
spread "like the measles and infect everyone far and wide." 
She also emphasized that "our job for Sweet Briar is not 
just the narrow scope of 'money-getting.' Money we must 
have but it is not worth the getting if we lose sight of why 
we get it. Our fundamental job is the development of the 
character, mind, and body of each student ..." 

Editor McBurney also devoted the first News editorial 
to a plea to all students "to work and to contribute so that 
our college can maintain its present high standards not only 
for our benefit but for the benefit of those who come after 
us." Striking a mid-century note, she added: "As students 
we should be proud of our college's past; as alumnae we 
want to be proud of our college's future." 

Lynchburg-Amherst County Adds to Total 

Even before the fall term began. Sweet Briar's closest 
friends in Lynchburg and Amherst County got their own 
final roundup under way. President Pannell invited thirty 
members of the Lynchburg-Amherst County Development 
Committee to a dinner meeting at Sweet Briar House on 
September 13. Chairman Lawson Turner, who noted that 
this group had already raised a total of $142,000 for the 
college, announced the names of nine new members who 
agreed to help this committee finish the job for Sweet Briar. 
Most of the new recruits are old friends of the college and 
have been helping the committee unofficially in the past. 
One of them, Mr. James R. Caskie, delighted Mrs. Pannell's 
dinner guests with recollections of his visits to the campus 
in Sweet Briar's early days. 

New 16mm Sweet Briar Film for Fall Showing 

Throughout the country, Sweet Briar Clubs, and alum- 
nae in other areas where "Speak Up for Sweet Briar" events 
were held in 1953, 1954, and 1955, are making plans to 
get together again for a final roundup this fall or winter. 


President Anne Pannell records her personal message to 
Su'eet Briar alumnae for a new sound color film, "News 
of '36." now available for showing by alumnae groups 
throughout the country. This filming took place in At- 
lanta's Protestant Radio & Television, where the proper 
setting was created with the assistance of Daisy Williams, 
tvhose picture, borrowed fro/n Sweet Briar House, hangs 
in the background. Aiargaret Davison, '34g. and Dede 
Candler, '56g, are pictured with Mrs. Pannell in this scene. 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Capron, Dean Pearl, Lavcson W. 
Turner and Lucile Borrow Turner, '20, Giles H. Miller, 
Elizabeth AU/rton Forsyth, '36, and James R. Caskie were 
among those who toured William Bland Dew Dormitoiy 
with the Lynchburg-Amherst Committee, September 13. 

A special attraction for these meetings will be the brand 
new sound color film, "News of '56," showing highlights 
of the college's Jubilee Year. For this film, President Pan- 
nell traveled to a radio and television studio in Atlanta to 
record her personal message to Sweet Briar alumnae, hus- 
bands, parents, and friends. To provide a proper setting, 
the large picture of Daisy Williams which hangs in the 
west parlor of Sweet Briar House also made the trip, and 
Daisy appears in the film's final sequence. Prints of the 
new film are now available for any Sweet Briar group that 
would like to show it. To reserve one, please write to 
Director of Development John Hunter Detmold, telling 
him the date of your meeting. 

Development Chairmen Plan Selective Solicitation 

For this roundup phase, area development cluirmen, 
working with their own committee members and with 
club officers, are urged to make personal calls on those who 
have not yet contributed to the Development Program but 
should be able and willing to do so, and on many of those 
who have already demonstrated their interest by their gifts. 
This "selective solicitation" will thus be directed at the 
college's best friends — including alumnae, husbands, and 
parents, who will be asked to increase the share they 
already have in the college's future — as well as those who 
have not as yet subscribed to the program but might wish 
to join in this final effort to reach the goal. 

Special Goal: the Rollins Chair of Religion 

Special emphasis will be placed on one aspect of the 
Development Program: the need to raise Si 00,000 in order 
to qualify for the conditional grant of $50,000 from the 
Kresge Foundation, to establish the Wallace F. Rollins 
Professorship of Religion, which will be the second en- 
dowed chair in the college's 50-year history. Gifts from 
Sweet Briar alumnae, faculty and staff, and from former 
students of Dr. Rollins at the 'Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary, already total more than 515,000. To every dollar con- 
tributed for this purpose the Kresge Foundation will add 
fifty cents. When the full Sno,000 is completed, it will 
be added to the permanent endowment funds of the col- 
lege — always one of the key objectives of the half-century 

Development Program — increasing the over-all Develop- 
ment total by that much. It will also release annual salary 
funds now going to the Department of Religion and thus 
help to increase faculty salaries in all departments. 

Science Building, Auditorium Coming Up Next 

This fall roundup for Sweet Briar will also include 
foundations and national corporations which have been 
kept informed of Sweet Briar's progress and needs, and 
will now be asked to help complete the college's half-cen- 
tury fund. With its completion, construction can be started 
on the new Science Building and the long-hoped-for Audi- 
torium and Fine Arts Center, which will add so much to 
the daily lives of all Sweet Briar students — including those 
first eighty Dewdormites ! 

Sweet Briar College 

September 2 1 

October 5 



17, 18 
26, 27 

November 9 

16, 17 



December 2 

January 4 





















Opening Convocation 
Richard Dyer-Bcnnet: The Voice of 

Perry Laukhuff. Woodrow Wilson 

Brink and Pinkham, violin and harp- 
sichord concert 
Founders' Day celebration 
Iren Marik, piano recital 
Meeting of Alumnae Council 
Paint and Patches production, Hedda 
Parents' Day 

Dr. Martha B. Lucas. Eugene William 
Lyman Lecture in the philosophy of 
Senior Show 

Meeting of Board of Overseers 
Joyce Grenfell 

Olin Pettingill, Audubon lecturer 
Sweet Briar College Choir with Wash- 
ington and Lee Glee Club. The 

Christmas Carol Service 
Gunnar Johansen, piano recital 
Paint and Patches production 
Meeting of Alumnae Council 
(tentative date) 

Vienna Octet, chamber music concert 
Dr. Lily Ross Taylor, Phi Beta Kappa 

Modern Dance program 
National Symphony Orchestra 
Paint and Patches — Sweet Briar Col- 
lege Choir production, lolanthe 
Manpower Conference 
Justin O'Brien. French lecture 
Randall Jarrell. Poetry reading, Vir- 
ginia Poetry Society meeting 
May Day 

President's Garden Party 
Baccalaureate sermon 
Forty-eighth annual commencement 
Annual meeting of Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Association; Alumnae College 

NoviMBiR. 1956 

Harriet Shaw McCurdy 

by Martha B. Lucas, President of 
Siveel Briar College. 1946-19^0 

WHEN Harriet Shaw McCurdy died in Washington 
on August thirtieth, Sweet Briar College lost one of 
its best friends and most distinguished alumnae. Those of 
us who worked with Terry during the years she served as 
Alumnae Secretary at the college, from 1947 to 1950, knew 
"first hand" how much her ability, charm and devotion 
meant to the college. And alumnae, far and wide, had 
good reason to appreciate the efficiency and originality with 
which Terry handled their relations with the college. But 
it was during the years which followed her resignation in 
1950 that Terry's colleagues and fellow alumnae came to 
know a human being of extraordinary courage and spiritual 

The story of Terry's life was the story of two great 
loves. And one of them was Sweet Briar College. I real- 
ized that the day I first met Terry, in the spring of 1947. 
She had come to my office at the college to be interviewed 
as a candidate for the position of Alumnae Secretary. She 
was charming, chic, extremely well informed, and she had 
an impressive record of public service and business experi- 
ence. I already knew from the college record most of the 
facts of Terry's life and a good deal more about her achieve- 
ments than her gentle modesty would ever permit her to 
reveal. She had been born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where 
her family was living temporarily in connection with the 
leaf tobacco business. At five she had been brought by her 
family to a house in Pelham, New York, which was to be 
"home" as she grew up. In Pelham she had attended public 
schools and graduated from High School in 1933. The 
following four years had been spent at Sweet Briar College 
majoring in History, being active in the International Rela- 
tions and Biology clubs, and serving as Editor-in-chief of 
the Sueel Briar News. The ten years between 1937, when 
she took her B. A. degree at Sweet Briar College, and her 
return for our interview had been spent in many and varied 
activities: studying at the Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration of New York University, in temporary sales 
jobs at Lord and Taylor's and B. Altman's, as a full-time 
volunteer Office Manager and Assistant to the Director of 
Civilian Defense in Pelham and as a volunteer with the Red 
Cross Motor Corps, from 1941 to 1943. She had received 
public recognition after the war as the Pelham citizen who 
had contributed more hours of volunteer service than any 
other in the town. From 1944 to 1946 she held the posi- 
tion of salesman (sic) with the Wall Street Investment 
House of Adams and Peck. With all of this, she had found 
time to be an active member of the Junior League in Pel- 
ham and a president of Westchester's Sweet Briar Alumnae 

Terry Shaw had been busy, and the record looked good. 
Furthermore, this Sweet Briar alumna had the personal 
qualities for the job: mature judgment, good taste, the 
ability to express herself well, a delightful manner and 

appearance, and, I felt "in my bones," that most important 
attribute of all, basic moral integrity. But one question 
troubled me. How would a person with so much to offer 
the college, from so varied and stimulating a background 
of experience, stand up under the day and night demands 
of college work, indeed under the downright drudgery of 
office routines when a deadline is at hand .' The answer I 
came to know that day and had confirmed in the years that 
followed. Terry Shaw loved Sweet Briar College. It had 
been a love at first sight, back in 1933, and a lasting love, 
bringing her, ten years after her graduation, to discuss a 
job in which she felt she might be of service to her college 
and help it to become one of the finest colleges in the 

Terry Shaw became Sweet Briar's Alumnae Secretary; 
and as her co-worker for the next three years, I can testify 
to the vision, the hard work, and the selfless devotion which 
she gave to her college. Whatever things were noble, 
liberal and of a high order she cherished for Sweet Briar. 
Whatever things were bigotted, authoritarian, or obscur- 
antist, she forthrightly opposed. She would make no com- 
promise with excellence, and there was no limit to the work 
she was willing to do in order to help her college advance 
toward the role she cherished for it. I remember especially 
the hard work we all put in as we prepared in 1948 and 
1949 the college's case for admission to Phi Beta Kappa. 
Terry made an invaluable contribution to our documenta- 
tion; and when I could announce to the college in Septem- 
ber of 1949 that Sweet Briar had been granted a chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa, her joy was like a mother's with her 
first born ! 

It was a sad day for Sweet Briar when Terry resigned 
from her Alumnae Office position in 1950; but she went 
right on thinking and planning and working for Sweet 
Briar . . . even though her other love had come along. At 
the annual meeting of the American Alumni Council in 
1948, Terry had met Charles Post McCurdy, then directing 
the Alumni Office at William and Mary College. Undoubt- 
edly, any young woman of judgment, taste and intellectual 
acuity would have considered Charles McCurdy the One she 
had been looking for. But, as it happened, Terry, and only 
Terry, was the girl for whom Charlie had been looking. 
And so, in the fullness of time, Charlie proposed marriage. 
In recalling this event, he has written me: 

"This proposal she accepted on a hilltop to the west of 
the campus where I think are buried some of the 
Founding Mothers of Sweet Briar. At the age of 39 
I was so shocked by all of this that on a Sunday after- 
noon, while driving back to Williamsburg in a com- 
plete fog, I rather inordinately drove through that 
barren waste of Virginia known as Buckingham Coun- 
ty at over 60 miles an hour and was promptly hailed 
down by a member of the local constabulary. The only 
reason I escaped fine or other discipline was that there 
was no Justice of the Peace available on Sunday after- 
noon before whom I could be arraigned." 

Quite obviously Harriet Vandeveer Shaw and Charles Post 
McCurdy were well met. The wit and wisdom, the sense 
and sensitivity, the goodness and kindness of each had a 
marriage "made in heaven." And in a very real and true 
sense, in a sense too deep for smiles or tears, they "lived 
happily ever after," through years of extreme suffering and 

Ahimnae Neu's 

anxiety, and of profound spiritual growth, 'til death did 
them part. Theirs was one of the greatest love stories ot 
them all. 

Terry and Charlie were married in November of 1950. 
They lived at first at Williamsburg, where Terry worked, 
as a Grey Lady, with the patients of a public mental hos- 
pital. She also helped to establish a Mental Hygiene Clinic 
to serve Williamsburg and the surrounding area. Then 
there was an eight month stretch of homemaking and hos- 
pital service in Brooklyn, New York, when Charlie was 
serving as a special fund raiser for the Harvard Divinity 
School. Then in December of 1952, when Charlie became 
FxecTitive Secretary of the State Universities Association, 
they mo\ed to Washington, D. C. There they established 
themselves in a typical Georgetown "house and garden," 
which Terry, with her exquisite taste and artistry, soon 
turned into a charming and beautiful home. 

But already a shadow had fallen across the sunlit path- 
way of their happy life together. In July of 1952, I had 
received a letter from Terry, about the political conventions 
and a forthcoming trip to Louis\ille and, quite incidentally, 
a recent cancer operation. With her usual airy style she 

"Ha\e had a bad surgical bout due to a fortunately early 
and self-discovered breast cancer. Am glad to say I 
was able to get out of the hospital in record time and 
now, seven weeks later, am driving the car and have 
free use of my right arm. I also feel as though I could 
slay any dragons that came my way. After the initial 
shock somehow I felt as though I could never know 
fear again. My family and Charlie literally surrounded 
me with love and goodness so I could not help but be 

The- rest of the letter was about projects and plans and 
people, all of which interested her far more than did her 
own illness. But "slaying dragons" was to be Terry's prin- 
cipal occupation for the next four years. Metastasis oc- 
curred: the cancer spread, necessitating frequent hospitali- 
zation, all manner of experimental treatment, and untold 
suffering. At the same time she lost her beloved father; 
and h;r wonderful mother was subjected to serious surgery. 
It ever anyone fought the good fight during the years of a 
life, it was Terry Shaw McCurdy. I remember a letter I 
had from her last year: "It's good to have spinal cancer; 
you knovv' where to fight it." Whenever I saw her or heard 
from her, she was the same gay, optimistic, charming human 
being, full of plans for the future, full of enthusiasm lor 
Sweet Briar College. And always in her eyes and in the 
aura of her acceptance of adversity, I saw the light of the 
great love she shared with Charles McCurdy. The last time 
I went to see her, late last spring, she was almost com- 
pletely immobilized, "temporarily," as she said. She prom- 
ised to come to Connecticut for a visit with me in August, 
and she said that she would plan to drive with me to Sweet 
Briar in November, for the Lyman Lecture. 

Neither to her friends nor to her family did Terry ever, 
during those tragic years, complain of her lot in life or 
indulge m the slightest expression of sell -pity. Her con- 
cern was always for others. Her life was dedicated to other 
people and to the great and good causes in which she 
believed. Nor, I think, did it ever occur to her that she 




Harriet Shaw McCurdv 
1914 - 1916 

was being heroic. She simply believed in Life and had 
the courage and the nobility to fight magnificently for what 
she believed in. Her last words to her husband before she 
died were: "... There is no disgrace in giving up this 
fight now. I want to go out in dignity. " She rests now on 
a lovely knoll in Arlington Cemetery, above the city of 
Washington. And a beech tree grows nearby. 

As 1 watched Terry live and die, I thought deeply about 
the meaning of life, and especially of her life. For me her 
handling of the human situation brought into clear focus 
the inestimable value, perhaps the essential purpose of a 
liberal education. I had always thought of Liberal Educa- 
tion as that kind of education which liberates an individual 
from prejudice and shortsightedness, enabling a person to 
make free and just decisions for himself and for society. 
But in Terry's life I saw a person freed also from fear, 
perhaps the most deadly monster in the labyrinth of living. 
And 1 have wondered if this freedom from fear should not 
be the ultimate goal of our plans for a liberal education 
which may be truly liberating. 

And yet Terry's own last word, "dignity," sticks in my 
mind. The manner of her living and of her dying, her 
handling of the verities and the severities of existence, gave 
me a new dimension for human dignity and a deeper under- 
standing of what human beings may yet become. In the 
dignity of her living, I saw death swallowed up in Victory. 

NOVfiMBER, 1956 

Caroline Sharpe Sanders, '19, and Florence Fowler Freeman, 
'19, discuss the recently established Chapel Memurial Fund. 

BECAUSE Sweet Briar is a young college, it has been 
the habit of thought of its alumnae to consider our- 
selves a young group. However the increasing number of 
obituaries which appear in the Alumnae News brings us 
up with a start. The college is coming into its strong ma- 
turity, but the individuals whom we have known, and who 
have loved and worked for Sweet Briar, will more and 
more be entering the larger life. 

For the class of 1919 this was brought home poig- 
nantly by the death of Rosanne Gilmore. We had never 
envisioned a day when she would not be carrying the class 
burden of the Fund, and working tirelessly for the welfare 
of Sweet Briar as a whole. As a matter of fact this effort 
has not stopped for she remembered the college in her will, 
looking forward with characteristic practicality toward 
Sweet Briar's future. 

The sorrow evoked by Rosanne's death brought into 
the minds of several of her classmates a plan that carries 
on our tradition of vigorous action, with the translation of 
sentiment into usefulness. 

Our plan is that, instead of sending flowers or giving 
a sum to charity when we learn of the death of a Sweet 
Briar friend, we would send to the college a memorial gift 
to be placed in a special Chapel Memorial Fund and desig- 
nated for special furnishings of the Chapel. 

Chapel Memorial Fund 
Established by Alumnae 

Our memorial gifts, be they one dollar, or a thousand, 
could be invested and drawing interest until such time as 
the Chapel is erected which we hope will be in the near 

Under this plan the names of all donors and those to 
whom we wished to pay tribute would be inscribed in a 
memorial book which would be placed in the Chapel, and 
a card of notification would be sent to the family of the 

No solicitations shall be made for this memorial fund. 
It merely gives us an opportunity to express honor and 
affection for our deceased Sweet Briar friends. 

Those who are familiar with college chapels at Oxford 
and Cambridge and their richness in memorials, will re- 
member the moving sense of oneness with the past that is 
thus conveyed. Sweet Briar is young, but as the years pass, 
it will be an added source of dignity and strength if the 
lives that fashioned and loved her are drawn together in 
honored memory. 

The above icas read at the annual meeting of the Siveet 
Briar Alumnae Association on June 4, 1956, by Florence 
Freeman Fowler, 19g. This plan for a Chapel Memorial 
Fund had evolved from the work of Flo and Elizabeth 
Eggleston of the class of 1919 and Gertrude Dally 
Massie, 22g. 

The Alumnae Association was enthusiastic about this 
plan as a way of honoring Sweet Briar friends who have 
died, and asked that this plan be presented to all alumnae 
in the October issue of the Alumnae News. There will 
never be any solicitation of any kind for this fund. How- 
ever, word of this has spread and already many checks 
have been sent to the Alumnae Office for the Chapel Mem- 
orial Fund in honor of Sweet Briar friends and other 
loved ones. 

Gifts for this Chapel Memorial Fund should be sent 
to the Alumnae Office and should include the name of the 
person to be honored and the name and address of the 
members of the family to whom an engraved card will be 

Benedict Scholarship Continues to Grow 

During the year 1955-56 $2,138.00 was added to the Mary K. Benedict Scholarship, through gifts from 
Sweet Briar alumnae and friends of Miss Benedict. This brings the endowment of this scholarship, named for 
Sweet Briar's first president, to $18,296.76. It is the hope of the Alumnae Association and of the college that 
those who knew and loved Miss Benedict will continue to add to this fund. Its continued growth will pay 
increasing tribute to Miss Benedict and will carry on the scholarship program which was so close to her heart. 


Alumnae Net, 


First row; Diana Muldaur (Alice Jones, '30g); Judith Berke- 
ley (Dorothy Allen Smith. ■32g); Eleanor Read (Susalee Bes- 
ler, '33); Norvell Orgain (Norvell Royer, ■30g). Second row: 
Susan Hendricks (Helen Closson, '34); Ellen Nichols (Ellen 
Brown, '23); Sue Ford (Sara Kirkpatrick, ■37g); Florence Mc- 
Gowen (Ellen Pratt, "i'le.): Elizabeth Forsyth (Elizabeth Mor- 
ton, '36g). Third row: Brownie Lee (Rebekah E. Strode, '34g); 
Rebecca Towill (Harriet Dunlap, '23g); Page McFall (Kath- 
arine Beury, '31g); Adrianne Massie (Gertrude Dally, '22g); 
Nancy Cornell (Eleanor Branch, '28g). 

IT is a matter of pride to us that many of our alumnae 
daughters are distinguishing themselves at Sweet Briar. 
It seems to us significant that they arc doing extremely well 
in college and are occupying many positions of prominence 
in college life. We point with pride: 

To alumnae daughters who are on the Dean's List this 
semester: Jane Best, '57, daughter of Jane Lee Best, '23g; 
Ann Gwinn, '57, daughter of Martha Anne Hitney Gwinn, 
'36; June Berguido, '58, daughter of Marion ]ay)!e Ber- 
guido, '28g; Susan Calhoun, '58, daughter of Mary Swift 
Calhoun, '31; Maud Winborne Leigh, '58, daughter of 
Maud ]Y^inbor)ie Leigh, '35; Kenan Myers, '58, daughter 
of Jessie Hall Myers, '31g; Elizabeth Smith, '58, daughter 
of Jane Callison Smith, '30g; Letha 'Wood, '58, daughter 
of Letha Aiorris Wood, '32g; Ethel Bruner, '59, daughter 
of Ethel Gaines Bruner, '24; and Alice Parker, '59, daugh- 
ter of Alice Dahiiey Parker, '32g. 

To two alumnae daughters and an alumnae niece three 
times over who are the ranking members of their classes: 
Jane Best of the class of '57; Kenan Myers of the class of 
'58; and Elizabeth Johnston of the class of '59; Elizabeth 
is the niece of Carrington Lancasler Pasco, '40g, Elizabeth 
Lancaster Washburn, '4lg, and Alice Lancaster Buck, '44g. 

To Elizabeth Smith, who is at St. Andrews this year; 
to Jane Pinckney, '57, daughter of Charlotte Kent Pinckney, 
'31g, who was at St. Andrews last year; and to Letha Wood, 
who is studying in France this year. 

To the following alumnae daughters who hold impor- 
tant campus positions: Jane Best, Secretary of the Athletic 

We Point 

With Pride 

Association; Marguerite McDaniel, '57, daughter of Mar- 
guerite Hodnett McDaniel, '28g, President of the Art and 
Music Club; Jane Pinckney, Chairman of Y. W. C. A. com- 
mission; June Berguido, president of Randolph; Mary Lane 
Bryan, '58, daughter of Ellen Newell Bryan, '26, 'Vice- 
President of the Junior Class; Susan Calhoun, Secretary 
of Student Government; Maud Winborne Leigh, Repre- 
sentative on the Joint Council; Marian Martin, '58, daugh- 
ter of Boyce Lo/key Martin, '30, member of the Judicial 
Board; and Ethel Bruner, Vice-President of the Sophomore 

To June Berguido, Susan Calhoun, Maud Winborne 
Leigh, and Marian Martin, elected to membership in Q. V., 
and to Claire Cannon, '58, daughter of Cordelia Penn 
Cannon, '34g, tapped by the Bum Chums. 

To June Berguido; Maud Winborne Leigh; Linda 
Sturgeon, '59, daughter of Mary Copeland Sturgeon, '29g; 
and Rebekah Lee, '60, daughter of Rebekah Strode Lee, 
'34g, who hold scholarships. To Jane Best, who is an 
assistant in the Department of Philosophy, Psychology and 
Education, and to Marguerite McDaniel, who is an assistant 
in the Music Department. 

To Jane Shipman, '58, daughter of Martha AUBroom 
Shipman, '31g, who is chairman of the student hostesses 
who have the responsible position of showing the college 
to guests and entertaining prospective students. 

At the first step singing this fall Jane Best and Jane 
Pinckney, who are seniors, and June Berguido and Marian 
Martin were tapped by Tau Phi. 


Elizabeth Johnston, 'S9 (niece of three graduates, Carrington, 
Elizabeth and Alice Lancaster). Kenan Myers. '58 (daughter of 
Jessie Hall, '3lg), and Jane Best. '57 (daughter of Jane Leo, 
'23g) have the highest academic rank in their classes and are thus 
named the McVea Scholars for 1956-57. 

November, 1956 



At a Jinner r.iLLting of tlit. Oliui Club. Sl-iIlJ (Ictt to 
right): Marianne Vorys Minister, ''j2 (Secretary); Jeanne 
Sluddiird Barends, '54 (Alumnae Representative); Kay Fi/zgeiJJ 
Booker, '47; Elinor Vorys, '^4 (Project Chairman). Standing: 
Dr. McGavran. Betty Kliiu-diiisl McGavran, "i't 
(Treasurer); Sue Filzgeidd Van Horne, '47 (Vice-President); 
Dr. Frederick Barends, Mr. Thorp Minister, Mr. William 
Van Horne with frur year old son. Bill. 

The New York Club is again going all out for a 
theatre benefit. Invitations have been mailed to friends 
and all Sweet Briar alumnae in the New York area invit- 
ing them to attend a performance on December 14 ol 
"Happy Hunting, " a musical comedy starring Ethel Mer- 
man. Write the Alumnae Office or Mrs. Stephen Botsford, 
243 East 48th St., New York 17, for information if you 
will be in New York at this time. This promises to be a 
most gala occasion! 

In September the Chicago Club sponsored a wonder- 
ful concert given by Sweet Briar's own concert pianist, Iren 

Our two youngest clubs, Columbus, Georgia, and 
Columbus, Ohio, have both been active. The Georgia 
Club insited prospective students to see the slides at a tea 
in October and are planning a College Day in February. 
The Ohio group, which is now called The Sweet Briar Club 
of Central Ohio, had a gay dinner meeting on October 7 
(sec cut). This club is delighted with its profit of $\(y'^ 
on bulbs this year. 

Starting with a luntheon on September 6 for the new 
students. Southern Connecticut embarked on a full pro- 
gram for the year. Gladys W'eslcr Horton, president of the 

Alumnae Association, spoke to this club on October 23 at 
a tea meeting and on November 16 there will be a tea for 
prospective students. 

From the Development (Committee of Sweet Briar Col- 
lege in Washington have gone invitations to a Sweet Briar 
Roundup for November 13. Special guests at the party will 
be President Anne Gary Pannell and Mr. Charles Murchi- 
son, member of the Board of Oveerseers. The Honorable 
Edward Thompson Wailes, member of Sweet Briar's Board 
of Overseers, was also scheduled to speak at the meeting. 
However, Mr. Wailes, the new Ambassador to Hungary, 
left for Budapest earlier than had been planned. 

Houston, Texas, offered a $500 scholarship this year 
due to a most successful sale of Christmas cards last year. 
This is an idea for other clubs who don't sponsor the bulb 

The clubs ol Baltimore, Ne'w York City, Northern 
Ne'w Jerse'y, Philadelphia, Richmond, Westchester 
County, Washington, D. C and Wilmington, Dela- 
ware, all have scholarship girls in college this year. 

The first of the "Sweet Briar Roundups" was held in 
Cincinnati, closely followed by Richmond on October 30, 
when the new "home movie " was shown for the first time. 
Seeing the moxie on November 18 will be the Rochester, 
New York group. Mr. John Detmold, Director of De\ el- 
opment, will speak to this club at that time. 

Cleveland will see the movie at a meeting on Novem- 
ber 13 and Philadelphia has an event planned for Decem- 
ber 9. New Jersey alumnae and husbands will gather on 
December 12 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Horton. 

Pittsburgh, Richmond, Wilmington and Lynchburg 

have all sent generous checks for the Wallace E. Rollins 
Professorship Fund. 

Phoebe Roue Peters, Director of Clubs, was guest of 
honor at the meeting of the St. Louis Club in October. 

Birmingham, Alabama; Westchester County; 
Richmond; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Baltimore and Pitts- 
burgh are among the clubs that have already entertained 
for new and prospective students. 


Alumnae News 


$36,274.00 IN 1956 

PHASE ONE of Operation Tulip Bulb for 1956 is completed. Successful? Yes! Thanks to all the regular groups 
and those many groups new to the campaign this year. Our hard working bookkeeper, Frances Robb, reports us over 
the top with sales of 536,274.24. 

We are sure that Phase Two will be equally successful, if not as strenuous. Spring and your tulip gardens will an- 
nounce the completion of this final phase for 1956. 

Our thanks go to all who have worked on this project. Hard work, yesl But wasn't it fun? Our best wishes go 
to those who will take over for 1957. Doreen Booth Hamilton, ■54g 

Betty Oivem Benziger, '55 

National Co-Chairmen 


Croup or Club 

No. Orders 

Total Amount 

Group or Club 

No. Orders 

Total Amount 

Amherst, Va. 


S 406.40 

New York, N. Y. 



Atlanta, Ga. 



Norfolk, Va. 



Baltimore, Md. 



Northern New Jersey 



Bethlehem, Pa. 



Peninsula, Va. 



Boston, Mass. 



Philadelphia, Pa. 



Charleston. W. Va. 



Pittsburgh, Pa. 



Charlotte, N. C. 



Richmond, Va. 



Charlottesville, Va. 



Roanoke, Va. 



Chattanooga, Tenn. 



Rochester, N. Y. 



Chicago, III. 



St. Louis, Mo. 



Cincinnati, O. 



Shepherdstown, W. Va. 



Cleveland, O. 



Southern Connecticut 



Columbus, O. 



Spartanburg, S. C. 



Fredericksburg, Va. 



Springfield. 111. 



Indianapolis, Ind. 



Toledo, O. 



Kansas Cit)-, Mo. 



Washington, D. C. 



Louisville, Ky. 



Westchester Co., N. Y. 



Lynchburg, Va. 



Wilmington, Del. 



Minneapolis. Minn. 



Nashville. Tenn. 



Total 38 



Leaders hi the 1956 Bulb Campaign 

Mary Ann Robb, '54, Washington Chairman; Eliza- 
beth Ouens Benziger, '55, National Co - Chairman; 
Frances Robb, '49, National Bookkeeper; Vrv'iENNE 
B^rkalou- HoRNBECK. '18, National Honorary Chairman; 
Doreen Booth Ha.milton, '54, National Co-Chairman. 


Alumnae clubs and individual alumnae are urged 
to send suggestions for this year's candidate for 
.'lumna member of the Board of Overseers to the 
Alumnae Office. Election will take place in the 

November. 1956 


Highlights of the Alumnae Council 

THE Alumnae Council met at Sweet Briar October 17 
and 18. Forty-six enthusiastic alumnae from fourteen 
states and the District of Columbia came for three days of 
hard work and enjoyment. Designed to coincide with 
Founders' Day, the meeting focused the attention of the 
councillors on "Education at the Mid Century — Present 
Problems, Future Hopes" which was the theme for this 
golden anniversary celebration. 

Alumnae in cap and gown marched in the Founders' 
Day procession and heard Mr. Fred M. Hechinger, Presi- 
dent of Education 'Writers' Association, give the principal 
address, taking for his title "American Education, Chapter 
2: Tide of the Future." Educators from colleges, high 
schools and independent schools were special guests of the 
college for the day and joined the alumnae at lunch in Reid 
Refectory. A most stimulating panel discussion was held in 
the afternoon. Participating in this were Mrs. 'Wilma 
Kerby-Miller, Dean of Radcliffe College, Mr. Lester W. 
Nelson, Consultant, The Fund for the Advancement of 
Education, and Mr. Henry I. Willett, Superintendent of 
Richmond, "Virginia, Public Schools. 

Following this was the general session of the Alumnae 
Council with Gladys W^es/er Horton, President of the 
Alumnae Association, presiding. Reports were given by 
the Fund Chairman, Director of Clubs, Regional Chairmen, 
Director of Alumnae Representatives and the Executive 

"Wednesday night Iren Marik, concert pianist, gave one 
of her brilliant concerts. 

Thursday was a day devoted to reacquainting the alum- 
nae with all phases of the college program. There were 
work shops for the various groups — the Fund Agents, Re- 
union Chairmen, Alumnae Representatives and Club Presi- 
dents. The Councillors heard Mrs. Lill speak on the admis- 
sions program. Dean Pearl on the scholarship program and 
Dean Jean Louise Williams on counseling with students. 

Following lunch with the students from their areas, the 
alumnae promptly assembled at 2:00 for the general ses- 
sion which began with Martha von Briesen's talk, "Public 
Relations: Everybody's Business." John Detmold, Director 
of Development, gave the alumnae a "roundup" of the 
development oifice's plans and Dean Pearl introduced six 
members of the faculty who spoke briefly about their par- 
ticular departments or fields of interest. 

Always a highlight of alumnae meetings is a visit to 
Sweet Briar House for Mrs Pannell's hospitality at tea. 

The evening program, the gayest session of all, began 
with a wonderful steak dinner eaten to the musical accom- 
paniment of the Sweet Briar Sweet Tones. Then student 
leaders of the various campus organizations and clubs 
joined the alumnae for coffee in the beautiful Emily 
Bowen Room of Drew Hall. "Sweet Briar Today" was 
the theme of the students' short talks. Hearing these 
poised, intelligent young women tell of the campus life 
and listening to their interpretation of the college's aims 
and work today was a real inspiration. Alumnae had the 
warm feeling that comes from hearing that the best loved 
t'-aditions of the college are still followed and learning that 
new and exciting ideas are being explored. 

Alumnae Returning for 
Council Meetings 

Officers and Members of the Executive Board 

Gladys W'^es/er Horton, '30 

Phoebe Roire Peters, '31 

Prince Trimmer, '56 

Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34 

Nan Powell Hodges, '10 

Nancy Dotrd Burton, '46 

Mary CLirk Rogers, '13 

Dorothy Keller Iliff, '26 

Ellen Newell Bryan, '26 

Marion Jityne Berguido, '28 

"Virginia VcV! Wmkle Morlidge, '28 

Norvell Royer Orgain, '30 

Agnes Cleveland Sandifer, '31 

Elizabeth Myers Harding, '35 

Betty Smart/ Johnson, '38 

Ann Alorr/so)! Reams, '42 

Marguerite Hume, '43 

Margaret Mnniierlyn Haverty, '47 

Barbara Lasier Edgerly, '51 

Mary Lee McGinnis, '54 

Ruth Hassan Smith, '30 

Maplewood, N. J. 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Richmond, Va. 
Sweet Briar, Va. 
Williamsburg, "Va. 
Glendale, Ohio 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Arlington, 'Va. 
Cleveland, Ohio 
Haverford, Pa. 
Covington, Va. 
Richmond, Va. 
Spartanburg, S. C. 
Westport, Conn. 
Lookout Mt., Tenn. 
Lynhcburg, Va. 
Louisville, Ky. 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Princeton, 111. 
Memphis, Tenn. 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Alumnae Representatives 

Kitty G //errant Fields, '53 
Mary Perkins Tra/tgo/t Brown, 
Martha Mansfield Clement, '48 
Lavalette Dillon Wintzer, '35 
Elizabeth Aioore Schilling, '28 
Flo Freeman Fowler, ' 1 9 
Dorothy Fa/rba/rn Abdill, '26 

Richmond, Va. 
45 Norfolk, Va. 

Silver Spring, Md. 
Wilmington, Del. 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 
Bronxville, N. Y. 
Falls Church, Va. 

Club Presidents and Representatives 

Elizabeth Conover, '40 

Susan J el ley Dunbar, '28 
Virginia Vesey Woodward, 
Nancy Cofer Stacey, '47 
Elizabeth Cox Johnson, '27 


Baltimore, Md. 
New York, N. 
Warwick, Va. 
Norfolk, Va. 
Louisville, Ky. 


Fund Agents 

Carolyn Mar/indale Blouin, '30 

Peronne W'^h/ttaker Scott, '31 

Gerry Mallory, '33 

Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck, '\i 

Lucy Kiker Jones, '43 

Carolyn Sbarpe Sanders, '19 

South Berwick, Me. 
Haworth, N. J. 
Tenaily, N. J. 
Washington, D. C. 
Franklin, Va. 
WytheviUe, Va. 

Reunion Chairmen 

Elizabeth H/iber Welch, '22 
Mary M. Pancake Mandeville, 


Glenside, Pa. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 


Al/imnae News 

Marv Lee McGinnis, '5-4, Gladys U'esrc-y Horton, '31). Phoebe 
Rout; Peters. '31, Margaret Muniieilyn Havertv. '41. members 
of the Executive Board, talk with Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34, 
Executive Secretary. 

Council members gather on the steps of the gym to en|oy a few 
moments in the October sunshine before the afternoon session. 

Martha von Briesen, '31, Director of Public Relations, speaks to 
the Alumnae Council on "Public Relations: Everybody's Business." 


At a meeting of the Executive Board of the 
Alumnae Association on Tuesday evening, 
October I6th, it was voted unanimously that 
the Alumnae Association undertake to help 
raise the $100,000 necessary to qualify for the 
Kresge Foundation's conditional grant of 
$50,000 to establish the Wallace E. Rollins 
Professorship of Religion. Already over 
$12,000 has come in, with the class of 1931 
giving its 25th reunion gift of $1,566 for this 

All alumnae are urged to help us reach this 
goal, individually and through their clubs. 
Now that the Manson Memorial Scholarship 
is completed, the Rollins Professorship Fund 
offers a wonderful opportunity for club giving. 
Even clubs which have their own local scholar- 
ships can raise some extra money for this most 
worthy cause. 

Part of the 1956-57 Alumnae Fund will be 
used for the Rollins Professorship, so please 
make your contribution to the Alumnae Fund 
an extra-large one this year. 

You may also wish to designate your "round- 
up" gift to the Development Program for the 
Rollins Fund. (If you are paying off an unre- 
stricted pledge to the Development Program, 
you can ask that your final payments be ear- 
marked for the Rollins Fund, but to avoid con- 
fusion, please do not try to switch earlier con- 

In what better way can the alumnae express 
their appreciation for all that Dr. and Mrs. 
Rollins mean to Sweet Briar than by helping co 
establish an endowed chair of religion in that 
department — knowing that this will release 
funds for faculty salaries in ,ill departments! 
What a .sense of pride the alumnae wil! feel 
if this goal can be accomplished before the 
December 1, 1957, deadline .set by the Kresge 








The Burton 1-amilv — Bobby, Robert, Clem and Nancy 

The 195T-56 Alumnae Fund reached a new height. 
At the Alumnae banquet on June 3 President Anne G. 
Pannell was presented with a check from the Alumnae 
Association of Sweet Briar College. 

Much of the credit for this achievement is due the able 
fund chairman, Margaret Cramer Crane. Under her leader- 
ship the fund showed approximately a 45*^^ increase in the 
two years she held this job. Few people have any idea of 
the amount of time Margaret devoted to the Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Fund. 

The class fund agents ha\e shown much enthusiasm, 
and due to their hard work Sweet Briar was listed on one 
of the honor rolls of all alumni funds. At present we are 
in seventh place among all colleges and universities in per 
centage of graduate contributors to an annual alumni fund. 
Dartmouth and Princeton among men's institutions and 
only Mount Holyoke, Wells, Bennington and Vassar among 
women's colleges had a higher percentage of graduate con- 
tributors than Sweet Briar. 


Nancy Dotid Burton, 46g, has been elected to one of 
the most important positions in the Alumnae Association. 
As National Fund Chairman, she will direct the work of 
the annual Alumnae Fund for the next two years. 

Nancy has an outstanding record as a class fund agent. 
In 1952-53, her lirst year, her class led in number of 
alumnae who contributed to the fund. She was in second 
place in 1953-54. The past year she again led all the rest 
with eighty-eight contributors. 

Nancy's husband, Robert, and his two brothers share 
the distinction of being the only family to have three- mem- 
bers in the same graduating class of Harvard University 
(due to war-time interruptions.) Besides her work for 
Sweet Briar, Nancy finds time for civic and community 
activities in Cincinnati in addition to keeping up with two 
active young sons. 


For its 2 5th Reunion gift the Class of 1931 gave the 
college $1,565.91 toward the endowment of the Wallace 
E. Rollins Professorship of Religion. Natalie Roberts 
Foster was chairman of this special gift fund. The class 
of 1926 for its 30th anniversary celebration, under the lead- 
ership of Lois Petersnii Wilson, led all classes in the 
amount given to the fund. This class was also second in 
the amount of the average gift, surpassed only by the class 
of 1913, whose fund agent is Mary Clark Rogers. 

Nancy Dnud Burton and her class celebrated their tenth 
reunion by having eighty-eight members, the largest num- 
ber of donors, contribute to the fund. 

For its 5th year reunion th; class of 1951 was topped 

only by the classes of '26 and '27 in amount given. Our 
special thanks go to these young alumnae and their able 
class agent, Barbara Lasier Edgerly. 

A special gift of almost $200 has been given by mem- 
bers of the class of 1921 to buy something of "beautiful 
and lasting value " for the new William Bland Dew Dor- 
mitory. Florence Woelfel is the fund agent for this class. 

The first class, 1910, took its usual honors by having 
the largest percentage of donors, and the class of 1913 led 
in amount of average gift. 

To all fund agents and to all alumnae we wish to 
express the thanks of the Alumnae Association and the 
college for a job well done. 


Alumnae News 

December 19, 1955 
Mrs. Ernest M. Wood, Jr. 
Alumnae Secretary 
Sweet Briar College 
Sweet Briar, Virginia 

Dear Mrs. Wood: 

Although my contribution to the Alumnae Fund has to 
be small because my husband and I are engaged in mis- 
sionary work, my appreciation of Sweet Briar has grown 
through the years. Surrounded as we are, here in India, 
by illiteracy, poverty, and sickness, with all its handicaps 
and ugliness, we are made aware of the greatness of the 
American heritage and the wonderful opportunities that 
are available to all there. Together with this, is the greater 
realization of what we. as Americans — to whom much has 
been gi\en — owe to those of the world who ha\e so little. 

While we were home on furlough in '53, we had a 
chance to visit Sweet Briar, which I was proud to show to 
my husband, two sons and daughter. It was my first trip 
back since graduation in '35. Sweet Briar "looked good" 
to me and I did so enjoy the opportunity of seeing Miss 
Frazer, "Miss Benedict" and Mrs. Lill. 

We returned to India July '54 to take up our work 
again in the Vellore Christian Medical College Hospital — 
my husband to continue to train young Indian surgeons in 
the specialty of thoracic and cardiac surgery, I to be in 
charge of our Public Relations and Publicity Department, 
as well as taking care of the family and running our home 
whose doors are always open to our constant visitors from 
East and West. 

Our children, Eugene, 13, and Anne and Peter, 12, have 
to go to boarding school 300 miles from us in the coolness 
of the southern ghats. Although I taught them with the 
aid of Calvert's system most of our first term of five years, 
it is best now for them to go to a regular school, even 
though this family separation is the hardest part of mission 
life. With them away a good deal of the time and with 
servants at home, I am able to carry my job for the hos- 
pital and college. I wonder if any other alumnae has as 
interesting and challenging work! 

I am grateful to all that Sweet Briar did to prepare me 

An Alumna Writes 

Why I 

Sent a Check 

to the Alumnae Fund 

Martha Juiu-s Betts. '35g, and Peter, Anne and Eugene. This 
picture was taken Cliristmas Day. 1948, after they had been gar- 
landed with leis at the hospital. 

for such an unexpected role and hope that through the 
Alumnae Fund and other gifts it will continue to train 
young women to meet life in all its phases. 

Martha Jones Betts '35 

Thanks from the President 

In 1955-56 our alumnae ha\e gi\en their college the 
most generous support in its titty year history. No birth- 
day present could mean more to Sweet Briar than the devo- 
tion this represents. 

On behalf of the college, as well as personally, I wish 
to express our deep appreciation to each alumna who has 
contributed to the Sweet Briar Alumnae Fund. These gifts 
are a most tangible evidence of alumnae participation in 
college achie\ements. 

This year the Alumnae Fund was designated for faculty 
salaries. You will be pleased to liear that your generosity 

was partially responsible for the two increases the college 
was able to give the faculty in the academic year 19^^5-56. 
My special thanks go to Margaret Cramer Crane for her 
leadership as fund chairman and to the class fund agents. 
The result of their work is shown by Swe>t Briar's inclu- 
sion for the first time on the Honor Roll of Alumni Funds. 

Gratefully yours. 

NOVKMBHR. 19°'6 




Final Report to Class Agents 

June 30, 1956 

Class Year 

Number Contributing 

Average Gift Percentage Contributing 


t* Academy and 

Special 80 

$ 12.62 18 

$ 1,010.00 



21.36 92 




8.75 31 




23.20 45 




69.69 37 




10.43 33 




8.88 27 




19.65 55 




8.56 57 




11.36 68 


t 1919 


19.06 40 




13.00 27 




16.47 42 




19.87 31 




8.58 36 




11.46 40 




20.15 31 




38.45 32 




24.33 42 




11.05 37 




12.62 38 


t 1930 


11.46 35 




11.36 35 




12.46 33 




9.95 33 




13.73 35 




11.48 35 




11.35 37 




9.09 48 




9.41 43 




11.77 47 




8.08 46 




10.50 40 


t 1942 


10.91 37 




10.61 45 




8.42 47 




10.34 36 




8.80 62 


t 1947 


8.35 34 




9.52 43 




10.95 44 




7.30 32 




14.04 52 




10.71 52 




8.43 50 




8.39 42 




10.14 45 





1957 & 







Washington Club 


Interest from 

Saxings Account 


Total Number Contributing 
(June 30, 1955) 

; 2,162 




Class . 

Amount Contributed 





) total contributors; *Su 

Number Contnbutmf? 


rpassed 1954-55 total amount 


Report of the twenty-third 


Alumnae Fund i'or faculty salaries and for the 
Meta Glass Fund for faculty salaries from 

2,162 Contributors $26,767.02 

There are 203 more contributors this 
year and an increase in amount of 
For endowment of Manson Scholarship from 

16 clubs and four individuals 4,772.25 

For endowment of the Benedict Scholarship 2,138.00 

For local scholarships from clubs 5,942.78 

Class of 1921 for Dew Dormitory 171.00 

Class of 1931 for Rollins Professorship 1,568.91 



L.M.^ — Life Member 

L.M.C — Life Member and contributor in '5 5-' 56 

* — Contributor for past ten consecutive years 

** — Contributor for past fifteen consecutive years 

*** — Contributor for past twenty consecutive years 

Academy and Special 


Agent: Nannie Claiborne Hudson 

Florence Anderson 

LouHe Antrim Mason 

Maiy Armstrong McCIary, L.M. 

Sarah Louise Arnold. L.M. 

Clara Baker Backus 

Helen Baker Waller 

Anna Bevcridgc Leake, L.M. 

Gertrude Bilhuber. L.M. 

Jane Claiborne Calkins 

Nannie Clnibornv Hudson 

Emma Clyde Hodge, L.M. 

Mildred Cobb Roosevelt 

Elizabeth Preston Cocke 

Elizabeth Cooke Shryock 

Margery Cox White. L.M.C. 

Elise Craddock Carrington 

Jessie Dardcn Christian 

Margaret Davits McMillin 

Helen Dittenhaver. L.M. 

Jessie Dixon Sayler 

Margaret Duval Handy, L.M. 

Carina Eaglcsfield Milligan 

Faye Elliott Pogue 

Addie Krwi7i Des Portes 

Sarah Erwin Bellamy 

Mary Ervin Townsend 

Fanita Ferris Welsh 

Caroline Friibnrg Marcus. L.M. 

Maria Garth Inge, L.M. 

Ruth Gibsojt Venning 

Gillian Goodall Comer 

Mary Page Grammer 

Claudine Griffin Hoicomb*** 

Margaret Haddock Watson 

Edith Harper Collier* 

Alberta Hetisel Pew. L.M. 

Edwina Hrriitel Wharton-Smith 

Miiry Htrd Moore. L.M.C. 

Eh>ise Hiritt Coupcr 

Eleanor Hojnvood Fulton 

Ruth Jarkson Leatherman 

Josephine Johnttoji Smith 

Miriam Jotictt Doggett 

Margaret Kaufman Spain. L.M.C. 

Emily Kersey, L.M. 

Virginia I.azvnby O'Hara 

Marjorie Lindsay Coon 

Kathleen Logan Love. L.M. 

Marie Lorton Sims, L.M. 

Cynthia Magve Mead 

Hazel Marshall Sterrett, L.M.C. 

Grace L. Martin, L.M. 

Mabel McWane Harrab 

Lou Emma McWhortvr Carroll 

Bonner Means Baker, L.M. 

Irene Milholland McClelland 

Grace Milne Smith 

Mary Mixon McClintock 

Grace Nicodemus Specht, L.M. 

Katherine Nicolson Sydnoi- 

Eloise Urmc Fort 

Katherine Page 

Juliet Parris Gill 

Dorothy I'eekwell Cremer 

Marion L. Peele* 

Margaret Fotts Williams, L.M.C.*** 

Anne liichards&n Stanwood 

Ella Rodes Hutter 

Anne Royall 

Louise Ryland Baker 

Ruth Schabacker, L.M.C. 

Julia Scott Cramer 

Ethel Shoop Godwin* 

Virginia Shioop Phillips 

Eleanor Snuth Hall, L.M. 

Sarah Smith White 

Edna Stei'cs Vaughan* 

Mary Stewart Carter 

Mary Steivart Wylie 

Marina Stiles Wilkins 

Eleanor Stove Gates 

Helen Strobhar Williams 

Austin Turner Jones 

Elizabeth Tyler Wilson 

Martha Valentine Cronly, L.M.C. 

Dorothy Wallace Ravenel, L.M. 

Eula Weakley Cross 

Celia Webb 

Bessie Whrlrss Mercer 

Eudalia White Lohrke* 

Helen Wh itch ill Kenyon 

Margaret Whitman Lakin 

Margaret Wilson Ballantyne. L.M.C. 

Sara Wilso7i Faulkner 

Laura Woodbridge Foster 

Marion Yirkes Barlow 

1910— $235— 92% 

Agent: F" ranees Murrell Kickards 

Marjorie Cmiper Prince* 

Annie Cumnock Miller 

Margaret Eaglesjield Bell 

Eugenia Griffin Burnett, L.M.C. *•• 

Louise Hooper Ewell. L.M. 

Claudine Hutter 

Lillian Lloyd Thayer 

Frances Murrell Rickards. L.M.C.'** 

Annie Powell Hodges, L.M.C.*** 

Adelaide Schoekey Mallory*** 

Helen Srhidte Tenney 

Mary Scott Glass 

1911— $35.00— 31% 
Agent: Alma Booth Taylor 

Elizabeth Atcheson Plumer 

Alma Booth Taylor 

Margaret Dressier Nohowel, L.M. 

Virginia Hurt Turner 

Ruth Lloyd. L.M. 

Mary Virginia Parker, L.M.C. 

1912— $116.00— 45% 
Agent: Hazel Lane 

Margaret Hroivning Burt 

Hazel Gardner Lane**' 

Frances Sloan Brady 

Margaret Thomas Kreusi, L.M.C* 

Loulie M. Wilson 

1913— $906.00— 37% 

Agent: Mary Clark Rogers 

Eugenia Buffington Walcott, 

Clytie Carroll Allen, L.M. 
Mary Clark Rogers*** 
Sarah Cooper 

Elizabeth Crav€7i Westcott, L.M. 
Corinne Dickinson 
Henrianne Early** 
Elizabeth Franke Balls*" 
Dr. Connie M. Guion 
Sue Hardie Bell** 
Lucille Marshall Boethelt. L.M. 
Vivian Mossman Groves* 
Mary Pinkerton Kerr 
Frances Richardson Pitcher, L.M. 
Barbara Shand, L.M. 
Sue Slaughter, L.M.C*** 
Dorothy Swan Lent 
Mary Clifton Tabb George 

1914— $73.00— 33% 

Agent: Grace Callan Bond 

Elizabeth Aiidcrson Kirkpatrick 
Julia Bcvillc Yerkes* 
Erna Driver Anderson 
Eleanor Fumian Hudgens 
Serena Motter Schell 
Rebecca Patton, L.M. 
Alice Swain Zell. L.M.C 
Doris Thompson Reeves 
Henrietta Washburn, L.M.C** 

1915— $71.00— 27% 

Agent: Anna Wills Reed 

Lelia Pew Preston* 
Clare Erek Fletcher, L.M. 
Rosalia Feder Sarbey 
Margaret Grant. L.M. 
Kathleen Hodge May, L.M. 
Helen MeCary Ballard 
Helen Pennock Jewitt, L.M. 
Frances Pennypacker, L.M.C"* 
Hilel Red 

Anne Roberts Balfour 
Anne Sehutte Nolt. L.M.C* 
Emmy Thomas Tbomasson, L.M. 
Louise P. Weisiger 
Anna Wills Reed* 

1916— $334.00— 55% 

Agent: Antoinette Camp Hagood 

Margaret Banister 

Louise Bennett Lord 

Helen Beyv Hamilton 

Antoinette Camp Hagood 

Alice Dick Webster 

Margaret Eckart 

Rachel Forbush Wood, L.M.C 

Ellen Howison Christian 

Marjorie Johnso7i Good 

Dorys McConnell Faile 

Grace Minor 

Maria NcviUe Brown 

Felicia Patton. L.M.C. 

Mary i'ennijfiaeker Davis** 

Edna Rigg Brown* 

Constance Russell Chamberlain 

Rebecca Stout Hoover 

Lucy Taliaferro 

1917— $137.00— 57% 

Agent: Rachel Lloyd Holton 

Faye Abraham Pethick 

Mary Bissell Ridler*** 

Edith Christie Finlay 

Henrietta Crump Harrison, L.M. 

Dorothy Grammer Croyder*** 

Jane Henderson 

Rachel rj.t^yd Holton. L.M.C 

Ruth Mrllravy Logan. L.M.C* 

Elsie Palmar Parkhurst* 

Bertha Pjister Waiies*** 

Gertrude Piper Skillern 

Hazel Roberts Peck 

Inez Skillern Reller 

Genie Steele Hardv 

Jane Tyler Griffith* 

Mary Whitehead Van Hyning 

Bessie Whittet Towsen 

1918— $284.00— 68% 

Agent: Vivienne Barkalow 
Horn beck 
Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck*** 
Ruth Bocttc.her Robertson 
Iloe Bowers Joel 
Priscilla Brown Caldwell 
Cornelia Carroll Gardner, L.M.C-* 
Louise Case McGuire* 
Amy Elliot Jose, L.M.C 
Gladys GHUland Brumback* 
Cilia GuggenheimcT Nusbaum* 
Dorothy Harrison 
Gertrude Kintzing Wiltshire 
Elizabeth Lowman Hall, L.M.C 
Grace MaeBain Ladds 
Catherine Marshall Shuler, L.M.C. 
Marianne Martin 
Margaret McCluer 
Margaret McVey. L.M.C 
Charlotte More Meloney 
Mary Reed. L.M.C. 
Bessie Sims 

Eleanor Smith Walters, L.M.C 
Elanette Sollitt Marks 
Helen Taylar Caton 
Esther Turk Hemmings 
Elizabeth Wilson 

1919— $324.00— 40% 

Agent: Caroline Sharpe Sanders 
Henrietta Anderson, L.M.C. 
Katharine Block* 
Ellen Bodley Stuart 
Mary DeLong McKnighl 
Elizabeth Eggleston* 
Nell Eikelman Hanf, L.M. 
Florence Freeman Fowler, L.M.C. 
Louise Hammond Skinner 
Elizabeth Hodge Markgraf. 

Tennie Lootiey Burton 
Isabel Luke Witt. L.M.C*** 
Mary McCaa Deal 
Mildred Meek Meador 
Dorothy Ncal Smith 
Mai-y Jones ;V(j-o» Nelson, L.M. 
Jane Byrd Ruifin Henry 
Caroline Shar})c Sanders*** 
Carrie Taliaferro Scott 
Amia Trevt'i' Cjfvoer, L.M. 
Isabel Wood Holt 

1920— $182.00— 27% 

Agent : Isabel Webb LuflF 
Tsabelle Hannah Goldsborough 
Nancy Hanna. L.M. 
Margaret High Norment, L.M.C** 
Ruth Hulburd Brown 
Geraldine Jones Lewis 
Frances Kenney Lyon 
Corinne Loncy Benson 
Rebecca MacGeorge Bennett 



Helen Mnsou Smith 
Ida Massif Valentine 
Elmyra I'ctmt/iiarh-cr Yerkes* 
Frances liaiff Wood 
Dorothv Wallace. L.M.C. 
Isabel Wihb Luff. L.M.C. 
Dorothy WhUky Smyth 
Marie iWcvtr Manz, L.M. 

1921— $494.00— 42% 

Agent : Rhoda Allen Worden 
Rhoda AUtn Worden*** 
Josephine Aliaru MacMillan 
Gertrude Anderson 
Llizabeth Baldwin Whiteburst 
Madeline Bigger 
Russe Blanks Butts 
Julia Bruver Andrews 
Elizabeth Cole. L.M. 
Catherine Cordis Kline 
Florence Dowden Wood, L.M.C. 
Edith DurrcU Marshall. L.M.C.** 
Mildred E!tis Scales 
Frances Evans iv«.s 
Ruth GctT Boice, L.M.C. 
Fredericka Hack-viau Maxwell* 
Catherine Hanitch*** 
Florence Iras Hathaway* 
Marion \'orth Lewin 
Gertrude I'auly Crawford 
Shelley Rouse Aagensen, L.M.C. 
Maynette Rozellc Stephenson* 
Marion Shafcr Wadhams 
Madelon Sliidier Olney 
Orphelia Short Seward** 
Frances Shnpson Cartwrigh-t, 

Ruth Simpson Carrington 
Gertrude Thams. L.M.C. 
Laura Thompsou MacMillan 
Miriam Thompson Winne 
Hattie Wilson Diggs 
Florence Woelfel, L.M.C. 

1922— $576.22— 31% 

Agent : Ruth Fiske Steegar 

Alice Babcock Simons 

Julia Bcnner Moss 

Marjorie Bergen Cohee 

Lorraine Bowles Chrisman 

Selma Brandt Krtss* 

Helen Case Carroll 

Catherine Cook l.n nxemoriami 

Gertrude Dally Massie*** 

Burd Dickson Stevenson 

Louise Evans Shideler 

Ruth Fiske Steegar* 

Margaret Garry Reading 

Mary J. ffackmati Cohill 

Ruth Hauler McDonald 

Katherine Hartt 

Helen Hodgskin Fingerhuth 

Mary Klutnph Watson 

Helen Leggctt Corbett, L.M. 

Virginia Little 

Margaret Marston Tillar, L.M.C. 

Ethel McClain Bumbaugh 

Margaret Mierke Rossiter 

(tti mcmoriam) 
Katherine Minor Montague 
Aline Morton Burt 
Mary Munson 

Elizabeth Murray Widau, L.M.C. 
Beulah Norris. L.M.C.** 
Katherine Shenehon Child* 
Grizzelle Thomson*** 
Ruth Ulland Todd* 
Marion Walker Neidlinger** 
Hathaway Wright Rinehart 

1923— $369.00— 36% 

Agent: Jane Guignard Curry 

Ellen Brown Nichols 

Beatrice Bryant Woodhead 

Margaret Burwell Graves, L.M.C 

Helen Cannon Hills 

Dorothy Copeland Parkhurst 

Emma Crockett Owen 

Dorothy Ellis Worley* 

Lillian Everett Blake 

Mildred Featherston 

Helen Fossum Davidson* 

Helen Gaus* 

Gertrude Geer Bassett. L.M.C. 

Jane Guignard Curry 

Florine Guilbert Smith 

May Jennings Sh-erman** 

Hannah Keith Howze 

Fitzallen Kendall Fearing* 

Marie KIooz. L.M. 

Mary LaBoitcaux Dunbar 

Frances Lauterbach* 

Mildred LaVenture McKinney* 

Jane Lee Best 
LaVern McGee Olney 
Richie McGuire Boyd 
Helen McMahon*** 
Catherine Meade MontgomeiT 
Edith Miller McClintock 
Marjorie MiUigait Bassett Newkirk Steeble. L.M.C. 
Dorothy Nickelson Williamson 
Margaret Nixoyi Farrar, L.M. 
Phyllis I'ayne Gathright* 
Lydia I'urcell Wilmer** 
Martha liobcrtsoyi Harless* 
Frances Smith Hood 
Virginia Stanherry Schneider 
Elizabeth- Taylor Valentine, 

Helen Taylor*** 
Elizabeth Thigpen Hill*** 
Virginia Thojnpson McElwee 
Isabel Virdeti Faulkner 
Lorna Weber Dowling*** 
Katherine Weiser Ekeland 
Margaret Wise O'Neal 
Katherine Zeiich Forster*** 
Helen Ziclsdorf Beuscher, L.M. 

1924— $447.00— 40% 

Agent: Mary Rich Robertson 

Frederica Bernhard. L.M. 
Florence Bodine Mountcastle 
Marie Brede Zimmerman 
Willetta Dolle Murrin, L.M. 
Ruth DurrcU Ryan, L.M. 
Genevieve Elstun Moodey 
Byrd Fiery Bomar 
Susan Fitchett*** 
Caroline Flynn Eley 
Jacqueline Franke Charles 
Ethel Ga.nes Bruner 
Jean Grant Taylor, L.M.C. 
Helen Grill. L.M. 
Marian Grimes Collins 
Eiizabeth Guy Tranter** 
Mary Harman White 
Eleanor Harncd Arp, L.M.C.** 
Bernice Hulburd Wain 
Harrell James Carrington 
Emily Jeffrey Williams*** 
Lydia Kimball Maxam 
Kathrvn Klumph McGuire 

Eloise LcGrand Council 
Martha Lobingier Lusk 
Muriel MacLeod Searby 
Mary Marshall Hobson 
Lorraine MeGrillis Stott 
Josephine von Maur Crampton* 
Grace Merrick Twohy*** 
Dorothy Meyers Rixey, L.M. 
Marv Millard Webb 
Phyllis Millinger Camp, L.M. 
Mary Mitchell Stackhouse 
Hellen Mowry Fell 
Frances A'as/i Orand* 
Margaret Nelson Lloyd, L.M.C. 
Elizabeth Pape Mereur 
Helen Rhodes Gulick, L.M. 
Mary Rich Robertson** 
Thomasine Rose Maury 
Eleanor Sikcs Peters 
Susan Simrall Logan 
Mary Stephens Henderson 
Cornelia Skinner Seay 
Elizabeth Studley Kirkpatrick 
Marion Swannell Wright 
Gladys Woodward Hubbard 

1925— $544.00— 31% 

Agent: Ruth Taylor Franklin 
Helen Bane Davis 
Jane Becker Clippinger 
Mary Dowds Houck 
Muriel Fossu7n Pesek 
Clara Belle Frank Bradley** 
Ruth Gates LeVee 
Eugenia Goodall Ivey 
Dorothy Herbison Hawkins 
Cordelia Kirkendall Barricks*** 
Elizabeth Manniyig Wade 
Elizabeth MacQueen Nelson 
Margaret Masters Klauder 
Gertrude McGiffert MacLennan, 

Martha McHenry Halter* 
lone McKenzie Walker 
Margaret Meals Ewart 
Eleanor Miller Patterson*** 
Mary Nadine Pope Phillips*** 
Evelyn Prctlow Rutiedge 
Mary Reed Hartshorn 
Mary Sailer Gardiner 
Romayne Sehooley Ferenbach 

Virginia Stanberry Schneider 

Mary Irene Sturgis** 

Ruth Taylo-r Franklin 

Helen Tremaytn Spahr 

Mary Elizabeth Welch Hemphill* 

1926— $1,538.05— 32% 

Agent : Lois Peterson Wilson 

Ruth Abell Bear 
Nell Atkins Hagemeyer* 
Martha Bachman McCoy 
Dorothy Bailey Hughes, L.M.C* 
Anne Barrett Allaire** 
Kitty Blount Andersen. L.M.C.** 
Mary Bristol Graham, L.M.C. 
Mary Brown Moore 
Anne Claiborne Willingham 
Martha Close Page, L.M. 
Gertrude Collins Calnan 
Page Dunlap Dee 
Helen Dunleavy Mitchell* 
Frances Dunlop Heiskell 
Gudrun Eskcsen Chase* 
Katherine Farrand Elder 
Mildred Gribble Seller 
Dorothy Hamilton Davis*** 
Helen Haseltine 
Jeanette Hopptnger Schanz* 
Daisy Huffman Pomeroy 
Wanda Jensch Harris, L.M. 
Ruth Johnston Bowen 
Dorothy Keller Iltff*** 
Mary Kerr Burton 
Margaret Krider Ivey, L.M. 
Margaret Laidley Smith 
Edna Lee Gilchri-st*** 
Mildred Lovett Matthews* 
Virginia Mack Senter, L.M. 
Elizabeth Matthew Nichols 
Sarah Merrick Houriet 
Elizabeth Moore Rusk, L.M. 
Helen Mutsehler Becker** 
Henrietta Nelsoji Weston 
Ellen Newell Bryan** 
Katharyn Norris Kelley, L.M.C* 
Lois Peterson Wilson* 
Katbryn Peyton Moore 
Margaret Posey Brubaker 
Catherine Shulenberger, L.M. 
Virginia Lee Taylor Tinker 
Marion Van Cott Borg* 
Cornelia Waihs Wailes* 
Margaret White Knobloch** 
Ruth Will Beekh 

1927— $1,240.63— 42% 

Agent: Daphne Bunting Blair 

Maud Adams Smith** 
Eleanor Alhers Foltz 
Camilla Alsop Hyde* 
Evelyn Anderson Tull, L.M. 
Anne Ashhurst Gwathmey 
Jeanette Boone*** 
Laura Boy/iton Raw^lings 
Madeline Brown Wood* 
Daphne Bunting Blair** 
Elizabeth Gates Wall* 
Mary Close Gleason 
Caroline Compton* 
Elizabeth Cox Johnson 
Margaret Cramer Crane* 
Virginia Davies Nettles 
Esther Dickinson Robbins 
Margaret Eaton Murphy, L.M. 
Alice Eskesen Ganzel 
Elsetta Gilchrist Barnes, L.M. 
Emilie Halsell Marston* 
Claire Hanner Arnold** 
Hilda Harpster 
Gwinn Harris Tucker 
Sarah- L. Jamison* 
Catherine Johnson Brehme 
Emily Jones Hodge 
Margaret Leigh Hobbs 
Margaret Lovett 
Ruth Lowrance Street, L.M.C. 
Elizabeth Luck Hammond 
Rebecca Manning Cutler 
Elisabeth Mathews Wallace* 
Elizabeth Miller Allan 
Elise Morley Fink, L.M.C*** 
Pauline Payne Backus 
Vivian Plumb Palmer 
Margaret Powell Oldham 
Elva Quisenberry Marks* 
Julia Reyriolds Dreisbach** 
Jane Riddle Thornton*** 
Frances Sample 
Florence Shortau Poland* 
Yenti Slater Shelby. L.M. 
Helen Smyser Talbott 
Jo Snoivden Durham* 
Virginia Stephenson 

Nar Warren Taylor*** 
Marian V. Thayer 
Constance Van Ness* 
Julia Ventulett Pattei-son 
Mary Vizard Kelly 
Sara Von Schilling Stanley 
Margaret WUlimns Bayne 
Virginia Wilson Robbins* 

1928— $475.00— 37% 
Agent : Marion Jayne Berguido 
Helen Adams Martin 
Betty Austin Kinloch- 
Adaline Beeson 
Eleanor Branch Cornell 
Dorothy Bunting 
Evelyn Claybrook Bowie 
Louise Conklin Knowles 
Elizabeth Corpcning Andrews 
Elizabeth Crane Hall* 
Sarah Dance Krook 
Helen Davis Mcllrath 
Harriet Dunlap Towill 
Sarah Everett Toy 
Elizabeth Failing Bernhard 
Margaret Fuller Riggs 
Connie Furmcin Westbrook 
UJlizabeth Harms Slaughter 
Louise Harned Ross* 
Virginia Hippie Baugher 
Marguerite Hodnett McDaniel 
Elizabeth Jackson Pierce 
Marion Jaijne Berguido 
Susan Jelley Dunbar 
Elizabeth Jones Shands 
Helen Keys Rollow 
Katherine Leadbcater Bloomer* 
Sara McHcnry Crouse 
Katheryn Meyer Manch-el 
Betty Moore Schilling* 
Virginia Morris Kincaid 
Mary NelTns Locke** 
Ann Newell Whatley 
Elizabeth Prcscott Balch 
Anne Beth Price Clark 
Elizabeth Robins Foster*** 
Anne Shepherd Lewis*** 
Grace Sollitt 

Grace Sunderland Owings* 
Virginia Torrance Zimmer 
Virginia Van Winkle Morlidge** 
Jocelyn Watson Regen*** 
Mary Alice Webb Nesbitt 
Fanny Welch Paul 
Lillian Lee Wood 

1929— $757.00— 38% 

Agent: Dorothy Joli£fe Umer 

Nora Lee Antrim*** 

Mary Armstrong Allen 

Elizabeth Arnold Wright 

Evelyn Ballard** 

Milo Bates Crawford 

Mary Archer Bean Eppes*** 

Mallie Bomar Johnson 

Mildred Bronaugh Taylor 

Mildred Bushcy Scherr 

Ellen Blake** 

Dorothy Bortz Davis 

.A.nne Brent Winn 

Belle Brockenbrougli Hutchins*** 

Janet Bruce Bailey 

Elizabeth Bryan Stockton 

Lucille Burks Hopkins 

Sara Callison Jamison 

Virginia Lee Campbell Clinch 

Virginia Chaffee Gwynn 

Louise Chapman Plamp 

Kate Tappen Cot-*** 

Mai-y Copeland Sturgeon 

Louise Dailey Sturhahn 

Meredith Ferguson Smythe*** 

Emilie Glesc Martin*** 

Mary Gochnatter Dalton 

Lisa Gnigon Shinberger*** 

Margaret Harding Kelley 

Gary Harman Biggs 

Elizabeth Hilton 

Mary Hodges Edmunds 

Virginia Hodgson SutlitT 

Amelia Hollis Scott 

Claire Hoyt Gaver 

Dorothy Joliff'e LTrner 

Martha Dabney Jones* 

Josephine Kluttz Ruffin* 

Barbara Lewis Howard 

Mildred Earle Lewis Adkins 

Martha Maupin Stewart 

Polly McDiarmid Serodino** 

Sally McKee Stanger 

Gertrude Prior*** 


Almniiae News 

Frances Redford* 

Adelaide liirhardson Hanger*** 

Helen Srli<iumlrflcl Ferree 

Mary Shrlft^n Clark* 

Nathalie Sithnan Smith 

Josephine Tatman Mason 

Eugenie Tillman McKenzit 

Anna Torian Owens*** 

Su Tucker Yates 

Esther TyltT Campbell*** 

Elizabeth VaUiUiJu- Cioodwyn 

Helen liV'f'UniOH Bailey 

Jane Wilkinson Banyard*** 

Huldah Williams Lambert 

Julia Wilson 

Amelia iWfodtrard Davier 

Cecil W'oodiiard Hooten 

1930— $619.00— 35% 

Agent : Carolyn Martindale Blouin 

Josephine Abcrncthy Turrentine 
Serena Ailf.t Henry* 
Jane Hakvr Davidson 
Eleanor Hrooks Sloan 
Mary liurks Saltz 
Jane CfUlison Smith 
Elizabeth Carnes 
Delmar Chatnbtrs Glazier 
Elizabeth Cofuland Norfleet** 
Merry Curtis Loving 
Sophia Ihnilai) Hunter 
Lucy Fi»hburuv Davis 
Fanny Penn Ford Libby 
Elizabeth Foster Askew, L.M. 
Gratia Gnr Howe 
Elizabeth Gorsline 
Frances Harrison McGiffert 
Ruth Hasson Smith- 
Eleanor Henderson Merry 
Mary Huntington Harrison*** 
Evelyn Jackson Blackstock 
Alice Jones Muldaur 
Alice Tucker Jones Taylor 
Martha Lambeth Kilgore 
Virginia LeHardy Bell 
Boyce Lokry Martin 
Mary Douglas Lyon Althouse 
Myra Marshall Brush 
Elizabeth Marston Creech** 
Carolyn Martindale Blouin*** 
Susan McAllister. L.M. 
Elizabeth MeCrady Bardwell 
Lucy Miller Baber 
Ida Moore Taylor 
Mai->' Moss Powell 
Merritt Murpiiey Green 
Gwendolyn Oleott Writer 
Lindsay Prentis Woodroofe 
Wilhelmina Rankin Teter 
Sally Reahard 
Josephine Rcid Stubbs 
Emma Riely Lemaire 
Norvell Royer Orgain* 
Elizabeth Saunders Ramsay 
Jean Saunders 
Lucy Shirley Otis* 
Helen Smith Miller 
Marjorie Sturges Moose* 
Elizabeth Stevenson Tate 
Mildred Stone Green* 
Phyrne Tanner McKennan 
Evelyn Ware Saunders 
Gladys Wester Horton*** 
Elizabeth Williams Gilmore** 
Mary Woodivorth Wilkin 

1931— $522.60— 35% 

Agent: Marjorie Webb Marynov 

Violet Anderson Groll 
Eda Bainbridge McKnight 
Martha von Briesen*** 
Isabel Rush Thomasson 
EHzabeth Clark 
Agnes Cleveland Sandifer 
Jean Cole Anderson 
Nancy Hancock Coe*** 
Virginia Cooke Rea** 
Jean Coutttryman Presba** 
Virginia Derby Howse 
Naomi Doty Stead** 
Margaret Fry Williams 
Josephine Gibbs Du Bois 
Nancy Hunter 
Margaret Hurd Burbank 
Sarah Jester Rust 
Madame Johnson. Honorar>* 
Matilda Jonea Shillington*** 
Charlotte Kent Pinckney 
Virginia Keyser 
Margaret Lee Thompson 
Gertrude Leiris Magavern 
Elizabeth MacRae Goddard* 
Martha McHroom Shipman*** 
Caroline Moore McCotter 

Jane Muhlherg HaKerstadt 
Evelyn Mullen 
Fanny O'lirian Hettrick 
Mary I'earsall Smith 
Jean I'loehn Wernentin 
Virginia Quintard Bond* 
Natalie Roberts Foster*** 
Phoebe Rowe Peters 
Ruth Sehott Benner* 
Dorothy Sedgwick 
Helen Sim Mellen*** 
Polly Su-ift Calhoun*** 
Virginia Tahh Moore 
Martha Tillery Thomas* 
Marjorie Webb Maryanov*** 
Peronne Whittaker Scott 
Ella Williams Fauber 
June Williams 
Pauline Woodieard Hill 
Nancy Worthing ton** 

1932— $506.50— 33% 

Agent: Susan Marshall Timberlake 

Virginia Hellamy Ruflfin*** 
Margaret liennett Cullum 
Sue Harnett Davis* 
Courtney Cochran Ticer 
Alice Dabney Parker*** 
Elizabeth Douglass Foote 
Elisabeth Donghtie Bethea 
Virginia Finch Waller** 
Eleanor Franke Crawford 
Susanne Gay Linville 
Mildred Gibbons*** 
Virginia Hall Lindley 
Lenore Hancel Sturdy* 
Sarah' Harrison Merrill 
Elizabeth Hun McAllen* 
Ruth Kerr Fortune*** 
Anne MacRae 
Charlotte Magoffin** 

Katherine Gochnauer Slater 
Sue Graves Stubbs* 
Elizabeth Stuart Gray** 
Margery Gubelman Hastert* 
Julia Harris Toomey 
Mabel Hickman Flaitz 
Emma Hills Boyd* 
Sara Houstt/n Baker 
Kathrina Hoieze Maclellan 
Eleanor Hiidgins Keith 
Margaret Imbrie 
Mary Imbrie 
Ella Jesse I.iatham** 
Susan Johnson Simpson* 
Lena Jones Craig 
Margaret Lanier Woodrum 
(ieraldine Mallory*** 
Helen Martin*** 
Anne Marvin*** 
Elizabeth Vann Moore 
Lucy Moulthrop Alexander 
Cornelia Murray Weller 
Frances Neville Newberry 
Kath-erine Oglesby Mixson 
Mary Kate I'atton Bromfield 
Frances I'oirell Zoppa*** 
Marjorie Ris Hand 
Mary Bess Roberts Waynick 
Josephine Rucker Powell* 
Jeanette Shambaugh Stein 
Gotten Skinner Shepherd* 
Nancy Slaugenhoupt Montgomery 
Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts 
Constance Turner Hoffman 
Jean Van Home Baber*** 
Lelia Va7i Leer Schwaab 
Virginia Vesey Woodward*** 
Langhorne Watts Austen 
Margaret Wayland Taylor* 
Hetty Wells Finn 


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Susan Marshall Timberlake 
Marion Malm Fowler 
Letha Morris Wood*** 
Barbara Munter Purdue*** 
Helen Nightingale Gieason** 
Mary Moore Faneakc Mandeville 
Marcia Patterson*** 
Sarah Phillips Crenshaw* 
Helen Pratt Graff* 
Edith Railey Dabney 
Ruth Remon Wenzel 
Katherine Scott Soles 
Frances Sencivd.ver Stewart* 
Sara Shallenberger Brown* 
Adelaide Smith Nelson 
Theda Sherman Newlin* 
Doroth-y STnith Berkeley* 
Virginia Squibb Flynn*** 
Hazel Stamp Collins 
Beatrice Stone DeVore 
Hildegarde Voeleker Hardy 
Alice Weymouth McCord* 

1933— $547.50— 33% 

Agent: Geraldine Mallory 

Virginia Alford Johnston* 

Margaret Austin Johnson* 

Lois Ballenger, Honorary 

Susalee Reiner Norris 

Dorothy Rrett Prentiss 

Anne Brooke 

Mary Buick*** 

Marjorie Rurford Crenshaw 

Mary Elizabeth Clcmo-ns Porzelius* 

Jessie Coburit Laukhuff 

Doris C'rnnr Loveland** 

Elizabeth Dawson Birch 

Marietta Derby Garst 

Elena Doty Angus* 

Lois Foster Moore 

1934— $727.50— 35% 

Agent: Betty Suttle Briscoe 

Eleanor Aleott Bromley*** 

Dorothy Andreies Kramer* 

Anne Armstrong Allen 

Ruberta Bailey Hesseltine* 

Helen Rean Emery 

Elizabeth Bond Wood* 

Connie Rurwell White 

Nancy Rutzner Leavell 

Elizabeth Car^r Clark* 

Eleanor Cooke Esterly*'* 

Anne Corbitt Little* 

Julia Daugherty Musser 

Amy Da vies 

Louise Dreyer Bradley 

Emily Emory Leary* 

Elizabeth Eskridge Ambler 

Virginia Fosler Gruen** 

Rosemary Frey Rogers*** 

Elsa Gerstacker Alien 

Lydia Goodicyn Ferrell*** 

Louise Greenwood Lippitt 

Marion Gwaltney Hall 

Frances Hallett Denton 

Thelma Hnnifm Fried* 

Helen Hanson Bamford*** 

Julia Harris Toomey 

Mai->' Higgins Porsche 

Nancy Hotchkiss Boschen 

Dorothy Hutchinson Howe* 

Marjorie Lanar Hurd*** 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman*** 

Marie LePine 

Dearing Lewis 

Emily Marsh Nichols* 

Elizabeth Mayfield Chapman 

Katherine Means Neely 

Mary Moore Rowe** 

Marcia Morrison Curtis* 

Mai*>- Moses Lindsey* 
Priscilla Mullen Gowan 
Ruth Myers Pleasants* 
Margaret Newton* 
Cordelia Penn Cannon* 
Dorothy Prince Oldfield 
Mary Pringle* 
Margaret Ross Ellice 
Julia Sadler de Coligny*** 
Cleo Seott Allen 
Elizabeth Sehruer Maxwell*** 
Julia Shirley Patterson 
Jean Spraguc Hulvey*** 
Marguerite Stephens Sheridan* 
Betty SuttU- Briscoe*** 
Marjorie Van Ei^era Lovelace 
Katharine WiUiams McCoUum 
Bonnie Wood Stookey*** 

1935— $631.50—35% 

Agent: Anne Baker Gerhart 

Ray Adler Cochran 

Isabel Anderson Comer** 

Anne Baker Gerhart 

Dorothy Harnum Venter** 

Barbara Renzinger Lindsley 

Jane Bryan Hurlbert 

Allyn Capron Heintz* 

Florence Crane Cloodfellow 

Geneva Grossman Stevens*** 

Margharita Curtze Vicary 

Virginia Cunningham Brookes 

Jessie Davis Hall 

Mary Dunglinson Day* 

Hester Catherine England 

Gretchen Geib Troup 

Margaret Glover Paddock*** 

Harriet Haddock Dudley 

Juliet Halliburton Burnett*** 

Beverley HiU Furniss*** 

Rebekah Huber* 

Helen Jaekson Hagan 

Elizabeth Johnston Clute*** 

Blandina Jones Skilton 

Martha Jones Betts 

Elizabeth Klinedinst McGavran* 

Hester Kraemer Avery 

Grace Langeler Irvine 

Alice Laubach*** 

Jane Lawder* 

Jane Littleford Stegeman 

Lee MacPherson Virgin 

Mary Virginia Marks*** 

Alice MeCloskey Schlendorf*** 

Sarah MUhr Adelman 

Evelyn Morris Blair 

Frances Morrison Ruddell* 

Elizabeth Myers Harding 

Martha Netinsch wander Founds 

Charlotte Olmstead Gill 

Julia Peterkin*** 

Ellen Pratt McGowin 

Sarah Rick Putnam 

Margaret Rose Turnbull 

Ellen Scattergood Zook 

Isabel Scriba 

Frances SpHler Merrill* 

Jacquelyn Strickland Dwelle*** 

Natalae Strickland Waters 

Ann Temple Benton 

Lida Voigt Young*** 

Marion Walker Alcaro 

Mary Whipple Clark 

Harriet Williams Rand 

Maud Winboryie Leigh** 

Helen Wolcott*** 

Rebecca ^'ou}ig Frazer*** 

1936— $579.00— 37% 

Agent: Lillian Cabell Gay 

Frances Baker Owen 
Elise Rowen Mullins 
Nancy Rrasietll Holderness 
Lillian Cabell Gay*** 
Mary Virginia Camp Smith*** 
Margaret Campbell Usher*** 
Myra Carr Baldwin 
Elizabeth Cocke Winfree 
Kathleen Donahue McCormack 
Corinne Fejttress Gray 
Chloe Frierson Fort 
Caroline Furniss Wolfe 
Ruth Gilliam Viar 
Parker Goodwin Breen 
Frances Gregory*** 
Capel Grimes Gerlach** 
Martha Harvey Gwinn 
Mary Hesson Pettyjohn 
Sarah High Gregg 
Mary Himrs Beddoes 
Orissa Holdev Perry 
Margaret Huxley Dick* 
Margaret Lloyd Bush 
Alma Martin Rotnem* 

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Dorothea McClure Mountain 
Catherine Mitchelt Ravenscroft*** 
Jane Moore Johnson* 
Elizabeth Morton Forsyth 
Katherine x\iUs Parker*** 
Esther O'Brian Robinson 
Nancy Parsons Jones 
Elizabeth P.nkcrtoii Scott*** 
Mary Lee Poindcxter Willingham 
Marquart Powell Doty 
Mary Rich Wiles 
Margaret Robertson Densmore 
Ruth Robhison Madison* 
Virginia Rutty Anstice 
Jane Sheltou Williams*** 
Margaret Smith Thomasson* 
Mar>' Stokes Fulton 
Carol Straus Ney 
Aline Stumjj Fisher* 
Arnold Susong Jones 
Willetta Thompson Scofield 
Margaret Upton White 
Elizabeth Wall Saunders 
Constance Warnrr McElbinney 
Lydia Warner McKinney 
Martha Williams Tim** 
Carrie Yoinig Gilchrist 

1937— $436.50 — 18% 

Agent: Rosalie Hall Cramer 

Elizabeth Bali Fensom 
Janet Bogue Trimble* 
Elizabeth Boyre Emmons 
Mary Jane Carney Turner 
Anna Mary Charles Straub 
Martha L. Clark 
Jacquelin Cochran Nicholson 
Mai'garet Cornicell Schmidt* 
Agnes Crawford Bates*** 
Margery Cruikshank Dyer 
Rebecca Douglass Mapp** 
Harriette Dyer Sorenson 
Mary Helen Frueauff Klein*** 
Mary Gruber Stoddart 
Rosalie Hall Cramer 
Virginia Hardin** 
Margaret Harris Clark 
Margaret Holcomb MacMillan 
Natalie Hopkins Griggs 
Barbara Jarvis* 
Frances Johnson Finley* 
Barbara Kirch Booth* 
Sara Kirkpatriek Fearing 
Lillian L. Lambert Pennington** 
Polly Lambeth Blackwell 
Anne Launian Bussey** 
Elizabeth Lee McPhail** 
Elliott Lewis 

Margaret MacRae Jackson* 
Margaret Merritt Haskell** 
Barbara Munn Green** 
Nancy Nalle Lea** 
Kitty O'Brien Joyner* 
Isabel Olnistcad Haynes 
Dorothy Price Roberts* 
Dorothy Prout Gorsuch* 
Anna Redfern Ferguson 
Helen Rae Wainwright 
Vera Searcy McGonigle 
Harriet Shaw McCurdy 
Elizabeth Sherk Prince 
Ellen Snodgrass Park** 
Dorothy Stewart** 
Marie Walker Gregory** 
Elinor Ward Francis 
Helen Williamson Dumont** 

1938— $593.00— 43% 

Agent: Moselle Worsley Fletcher 

Cornelia Armficld Cannon 
Frances Bailey Brooke* 
Louise Bailey McDermott* 
Jane Bcmis Wills 
Mary Alice Berckmans Smith 
Ethlyn Biedenharn Swayze 
Elizabeth Boicley Phillips 
Imogene Brock Hawley 
Marian Brown Zaiser** 
Mary Cobb Hulse* 
Hannah Cobden Merrill 
Frances Cordcs Hoffman** 
Harriet Daniel Herd** 
Barbara Derr Chenoweth** 
Denise duPont Zapffe 
Virginia Eady Williams** 
Dorothy Evans Haveron 
Frances Faulkner Matthews** 
Barbara Fish Schiebel** 
Janet Forbush Fead 
Bessie Lee Garbee Siegrist** 
Dorothy Gipe Clement** 
Louisa Grace Prince 
Lucile Greene Michel 
Jane Gregory Marrow 

Claire Handerson Chapin 
Josephine Happ Willingham** 
Helen Hays Crowley** 
Helen Hcsson Binns 
Elizabeth Hopper Turner 
Katherine Hoyt** 
Cecily Jansen Kendrick 
Adele Letcher Harvey** 
Howell Lykes Colton** 
Genevieve Marsh Fisher 
Marion Martyn Zimmerman** 
Nancy McCandlish Prichard 
Marjorie Miller Hein* 
Betty Moore Stowers 
Vesta Murray Haselden 
Dorothy Nicholson Tate 
Ruth Pfingstcn Polster 
Lucile Seargeant Leonard** 
Pollyanna Shotwell Holloway* 
Kate Sulzberger Levi 
Molly Talcott Dodson** 
Marjorie Thaden Davis* 
Mary Thompson Fabbrini 
Dorotby Tison Campbell 
Ida Todman Pierce* 
Sarah Tomiinson Foscue** 
Jane Townsend Herlihy 
Maud Tucker Drane** 
Wiley na U pshaw Kennedy 
Annie R. Wallace Buchman 
Anne Walker Newton 
Margaret Weimcr Shepherd 
Janice Wiley Adams** 
Elinor Wilson Gammon 
Lucy Robb Wiiiston Works 
Pauline Womack Swan 
Moselle Worsley Fletcher 

1939_$800.50— 47% 

Agents: Mary Elizabeth Barge 

Shroder and 

Sarah Belk Gambrell 

Florence Bailey Adams 

Margaret Ballard Whitehurst 

Patricia Balz Vincent* 

Mary Elizabeth Barge Schroder** 

Sarah Belk Gambrell** 

Bettine Bell Wyman 

Anne Benedict Swain 

Leha Bond Preston* 

Katharine Bonsall Strong 

Lucy Bowers Elebash 

Betsy Campbell Gawthrop 

Eleanor Claflin Williams 

Virginia Cheatham Newton 

Hylah Coley Kitcbell 

Henrietta Collier Armstrong** 

Louise Corrigan Jordan* 

Elsie Day Sutherlin 

Eudoxa D.ngman Cobb* 

Charlotte Dunn Blair 

Betsy Durham Goodhue 

Anna Espach Weckler 

Martha Foivler McNabb 

Betty Frazier Rinehart 

Nancy Gatch Svien 

Lucy Gordon Jeffers* 

Valeria Gott Murphey 

Ruth Harman Keiser** 

Anne Lee Harrison Brown 

Martha Hodill Smith** 

Anne HuddUston Cheek 

Viola James Wathen 

Mai-y Judd Patton 

Catherine Lawder Stephenson 

Yvonne Leggett Dyer** 

Lottie Lewis Woollen* 

Eleanor Little Morfit** 

Elizabeth Howell Love 

Gracey Luckett Stoddard 

Mary Mackintosh Sherer** 

Marion Mann Hawkes 

Helen McCrcery James 

Lee Montague Joachim** 

Marguerite Myers Glenn 

Lillian Neely Willis 

Jean Oliver Sartor* 

Jane Parker Washburn** 

Ann Parks* 

Elizabeth Perklyis Prothro* 

Katherine Richards deLancey 

Julia Ridgely Peacock* 

Gertrude Robertson Midlen** 

Grace Rohinsoii McGuire 

Augusta Saul Edwards** 

Julia Saunders Michaux 

Audrey Siebert Synder 

Lillian Smith 

Mary Louise Simpson Bulkley** 

Mary Spear Rooney 

Florence Swift Durrance** 

Janet Thorpe 

Phyllis Todd Ellis** 

Mary Treadivay Downs* 
Janet Trosch* 
Eleanor Wallace Price 
Mary Jeffery Welles Pearson 
Virginia Welljord Farnwell 
Bennett Wilcox Bartlett 
Betty Williams Allison 
Julia Wurthington Lombard 

1940— $533.00— 46% 

Agent: Hortense Powell Cooper 

Ann Adamson Taylor 
Mai'y Frances Barnhardt Clader 
Muriel Barrows Neall 
Eleanor Bosworth Spitler 
Adelaide Boze Glascock** 
Anne Burr McDermott 
Maria Burroughs Livingston 
Mariana Bush King 
Clara Call Frazier* 
Dorothy Campbell O'Connor 
Ann Cauthorn 
Cornelia Chalkley Kittler* 
Elizabeth Conover 
Helen Corn well Jones* 
Connie Currie Fleming* 
Elizabeth Dershuck Gay 
Laura Dickie Neil* 
Margaret Dowell Cochran* 
Katherine Estcs Johnston 
Lois Fernlcy McNeil 
Emory Gill Williams 
Elizabeth Gockley McLellan 
Barbara Godfrey* 
Jane Goodrich Murrell 
Jeanne Harris 
Nancy Haskins Elliot 
Georgia Herbert Hart 
Katherine Hodge Soaper 
Elizabeth Ivins Haskins* 
Ethel James Milburn 
Mary Petty Johnston Bedell* 
Margaret Katterjohn McCollom 
Mai-y Sue Kilham Davis 
Cecilia MacKinnon Ballard 
Clara MacRae Causey** 
Sarah Mayo Sohn 
Ruth Mealand Schwartz 
Bettv Jane Mencfee Abrens 
Mildred Mitchell Gillis 
Sari Mitchell Clingerman 
Mildred Moon Montague 
Frances Mosis Bransford 
Shirley Nalley Irving 
Cynthia Noland Young* 
Helen Patton Wright 
Marion Phinizy Jones* 
Hortense Powell Cooper 
Louise Pugh Worthing 
Margaret Royall Davis** 
Janet Runkle Wells* 
Helen Sehmid Hardy** 
Jacqueline Sexton Daley 
Barbara Jane Smith Whitlock 
Reba Smith Gromel* 
Eleanor Snoic Lea** 
Agnes Si)enc€r Burke* 
Marjorie Stock Clemens 
Helen Taylor 
Josephine Taylor Carlson 
Beth Thomas Mason** 
Nida Tomlin Watts 
Margaret Anne Vallance* 
Elizabeth Vanderbilt Brown 
Irene Vongehr Vincent 
Kathleen Ward Allen 
Anne Waring Lane 
Evelyn Williams TurnbuU 

1941— $630.00— 40% 

Agent: Betty Doucett Neil! 

Doris Albray Barduscb* 
Margaret Anderton Dortch 
Allen Bagby MacNeil* 
Frances Baldwin Whitaker* 
Anne Borough O'Connor 
Lillian Breedlove White 
Martha Jean Brooks Miller 
Elizabeth Brown-Shermayi MacRae 
Evelyn Cantey Marion** 
Betty Cardamone O'Donnell* 
Helen Carmine Thompson 
Wilma Cavett Bird* 
Barbara Clark Dickey 
Jane Clark Hartrick 
Elizabeth Colley Shelton 
Margaret Craighill Price** 
Marion Dail-ey Avery 
Charlotte Davenport Tuttle 
Shirley Devine Clemens** 
Joan DcVore Roth* 
Adela Diaz Eads 
Betty Doucett Neill** 

Bette Fawcett Collier 

Marie Gafjney Barry* 

Anne Gayle O'Beirne 

Margaret Gilchrist Livingston 

Decca Gilmer Frackelton* 

Ethel Gurncy Betz 

Helen Gwinn Wallace 

Cynthia Harrison Drinkwater 

Ruth Hemphill DeHuys 

Emory Hill Rex** 

Julia Hoebcr Condit 

liarbara Holman Whitcomb** 

Betty Irvine Phillips 

Louise Kirk Headley*' 

Louise Lembeck Reydel** 

Helen Littleton Hauselein** 

Lucy Lloyd** 

Jane Loveland Byerts** 

Anita Loving Lewis 

Joan Meacham Gay 

Betty Joe MeNarney Williams** 

Alice Mtrds Flaherty 

Mai-y Henri Sorman Pollock 

Mai-y Scully Olney* 

Shirley Shaw Daniel** 

Edna Sehomakcr Packard** 

Patricia Sorenson Ackard 

Margaret Tomlin Graves 

Betsy Tower Bennett** 

Helen Watson Hill* 

Marion Webb Shaw 

Dorothy White Cummings** 

Marianne White Southgate 

Margaret Wilson Dickey 

Mary Worthington Foster 

Wilma Zeisler Lee* 

1942— $512.93— 37% 

Agent: Mary Ruth Pierson Fischer 

Cyntbia Abbott Botsford 
Florence Bagley Witt 
Anne Barrett George* 
Virginia Beasley Holzer 
Mary Alice Bennett Dorrance* 
Edith Brainerd Walter 
Grace Bugg MuUer-Thym 
Eugenia Burnett Affel* 
Jeanne Buzby Runkle* 
Lucy Call Dabney* 
Lucy Case Wendelken 
Sudie Clark Hanger* 
Catherine Coleman* 
Elizabeth Diggs Orr 
Barbara Engh Croft 
Eloise English Davies 
Betsy Gilmer Tremain* 
Nancy Goldbarth Glaser* 
Jane Hamilton McNaughton 
Betty Hanger Jones* 
Shirley Hauseman Nordhem* 
Ann Hauslcin Potterfield* 
Jean Hedlcy Currie 
Susanne Hogue Deas 
Janet Houstoun Davis 
Alice King Harrison* 
Dorothy Malone Yates 
Frances Meek Young* 
Ann Morrison Reams 
Marion Mundy Young 
Doris Ogden Mount* 
Ruth Pierson Fischer 
Margaret Preston Newton 
Eleanor Ringer Linn 
Barbara Ripley Furniss 
Gloria Sanderson Sartor 
Helen Sanford* 
Sally Sehall Van Allen 
Phyllis Sherman Barnes* 
Diana Stout Allen 
Jane Taylor Lowell* 
Mai-y Ellen Thompson Beach 
Sally Walke Rogers 
Mary Wheat Crowell 
Daphne Withington Adams 
Deborah Wood Davis* 
Douglas Woods Sprunt 

1943_$658.00— 45% 

Agent: Lucy Kiker Jones 

Sarah Louise Adams Bush* 
Margaret Baker Kahtn* 
Brooks Barnes* 
Barbara BoUes Miller* 
Pauline Boswell Fosdick 
Barbara Briggs Quinn 
Sally Bryati Allen 
Dorothy Campbell Scribner* 
Elizabeth Campbell Shearer* 
Mai->' Carter Richardson 
Mary Christian Mulligan 
Katherine Z>oar Jones 
Deborah Douglas Adams 
Clare Eager Matthai* 


Alumnae Netfs 

Lynn Emerick Huklekoper 
Mary Love Fcrgujton Sanders* 
Janice Fitzgerald Wellons 
AnnabeUe Forsch 
Dorothy Friday 
Frances Gregg Petersmeyer 
Muriel Grymes 
Camille Guyton Guething 
Ruzelia Hazard Potter* 
Pauline Hudson Brown 
Marguerite Hume 
Esther Jett Holland* 
Primrose Jolti,slon Craven* 
Barbara Prentiss Jotua Hale 
Valerie Jones Malerne 
Bonilee Key Garrett 
Lucy Kiker Jones* 
Betty-Potter Kinne Hillyer 
Karen Kniskern White* 
Mary Jane Lampton Middleton* 
Helen Laivton Mitchell 
Betty Leighton Lane 
Fay Martin Chandler* 
Elsie McCarthy Samson 
Fayette McDowell Willett* 
Anne McJunk n Briber* 
Barbara McSeill Blessing^ 
Caroline Miller McClintock* 
Anne Mitchell Albyn* 
Karen Sorris Sibley 
Anne Soyes Awtrey* 
Nancy Ptngrec Drake* 
Betty Braxton Preston 
Phyllis Publoiv van Kriedt 
Peegy Roudin Foster 
Man.' Page Ruth Foster 
Elizabeth Schmcisser Nelson* 
Elizabeth Shepherd Scott 
Virginia White 
Marjorie Shugart Dennehy 
Effie Siegling Bowers 
Frances Simmons McConnell 
Dorothy Stauber Anderson 
Harriet Swenson Munschauer* 
Margaret Swindell Dickerman 
Fredda Turner Durham 
Mary Wheeler HiUiard 
Louise Woodruff Angst* 
Gloria Zick Sigars 

1944— S547.00 — J7% 

Agent: Murrell Rickards Bowden 
Muriel Ahrash Salzburg 
Dorothy Bcuttell Smith 
Norma Bradley Arnold 
Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson 
Mildred Brenizer Lucas 
Helen Cantcy Woodbridge* 
Janet Chenery Conway 
Anna Christian Handte 
Lucile Chjn'stmas Brewster* 
Barbara Clark Utley 
Shirley Coombs Ramsour 
Helen Crump Cutler* 
Dorothy Denny Sutton 
Dorothy DeVore Piatt 
Ellen Boyd Duval Miller* 
Margaret Eggers Perry 
Mimi Etheridge Wood 
Martha Falk Vallery 
Mildred Faulconer Br>'ant* 
Hazel Fellner Tuttle 
Lillian Craig Francis Morrow 
Joan Gipe Lewis* 
Eleanor Goodspecd Abbott 
Margaret Gordon Seller 
Helen Gravatt 
Virginia Griffith Morton 
Betty Haverty Smith* 
Sloan Hawkins Ward* 
Leslie Herrick Danford* 
Frances Hester Dornette* 
Martha Hoffman McCoy* 
Sydney Holmes Bales 
Anne Hynson Rump* 
Mary Jarvis Cocke 
Alice Lancaster Buck 
Mildred Littleford Camm* 
Paulette Long Taggart* 
Lucy Love Elmer 
Florence Loveland Swanbeck 
Ann Moore Remington 
Carlisle Morrissrtt Branch 
Gene Fatton MacMannis 
Virginia Xoyes Pillsbury* 
Frances Pettit O'Hailoran* 
Jane Rice McPherson 
Murrell Rickards Bowden* 
Marion Saunders Montgomery 
Ann Seguin Britt 
Marion Shanlry Jacobs* 
Louise Smith Norton* 
Patricia Stickney 
Adeline Taylor Nunez 

Phyllis Tenney Dowd 
Catherine Tift Porter 
Elizabeth Vaughan Bishop" 
Mar>* Churchill Walker Van de 

Cecile Waterman Essrig 
Virginia Watts Fournier* 
Patricia Whitaktr Waters* 
Ernestine White Murray 
Emily WHkins Mason 
Marjorie Willetts Maiden* 
Elizabeth Williams Meyer 
Jane Williams Wann 
Ruth Willis Leaman 
Grace Woodward Wysor 


Agent: Julia Milts Jacobsen 
Kathryn Agee Atkins 
Lelia Barties Cheatham* 
Audrey Betts* 
Doreen Brugger Wetzig* 
Leila Burnett Felker 
Wyline Chapman Sayler* 
Anna Mary Chidestcr Hey wood* 
Betty Cocke Wright 
Carol Cox MacKinnon 
Esther Cttnnlngham Shay* 
Helen Davis Woblers* 
Anne Dickson Jordan 
Evelyn Dillard Grones 
Huldah Edens Jackson* 
Alice Edwards Davenport* 
Margot Enright Aghnides 
Dolores Fagg Homer 
Mary Kathrj-n Frye Hemphill 
Isabel Gaylord Thompson* 
Alice Gearhart Stinson 
Edith Page Gill Breakell 
Ellen Gilliam Perr>'* 
Ann Gladney Gibson* 
Betty Gray Gray* 
Betty Grayson Geer 
Mary Haskins King* 
Betty Healy Cutler 
Elizabeth Hicks Pollak 
Martha Holton Glesser 
Hilda Hude Voigt 
Margaret Jones Wylie 
Elizabeth Joseph Boykins* 
Marjorie Koonce McGregor* 
Joyce Livermore Foust 
Ruth Longmire Wagner* 
Jane MeJunkin Huttman 
Julia Mills Jacobsen 
Joanne Morgan Hartman 
Alice Nicolson 
Caroline Parrish Seager 
Catherine Price Bass 
Ann Richey Oliver* 
Jean Ridler Fabrenbach* 
Eugenia Seuman Spear 
Mar\' Perkins Traugott Brown 
Lile Tucker Bell 
Anne Walker Somer\*ille 
Ann Warren* 
Harriet Willcox Gearhart 

1946— $774^2— 62% 

Agent: Lucy Jones Bendall 

Rosemar>- Ashby Dashiell 
Betty Ann Bass Norris* 
Joan Berend Morse 
Betsy Boicman Townsend 
Julia Bristow 

Katberine Brooks Augustine* 
Dorothy Caldwell Crowell 
Flora Cameron Kampmann 
Jean Carter Telford 
Marjorie Christian Schley 
Elinor CUment Littleton* 
Carrol! Cone Cozart 
Carolyn Conlry Danley 
Dorothy Corcoran Hartzer* 
Marie Dennig Gildehaus 
Beatrice Dingwell Loos* 
Charlotte Dinsmoor Olin 
Nancy Dowd Burton' 
Ruth Drubych Zimmerman 
Cornelia English Monthan 
Alice Eubank 
Mary Evans Landrum 
Crutcher Field Harrison 
Elizabeth Fruit Metzenthin 
Helen L. Graeflf 
Noma T. Greene Satterfietd 
Patricia Grosbeck Gordon 
Marilyn Hannah Crocker 
Anne Hill Edwards* 
Mary Holland Hardin 
Palmour Holmes Mclntire 
Mary Lou Holton 
Barbara Hood Sprunt* 

Rutb Houston Jarvis 

Adeline Jones Voorhees 

Ariana Jones Wittke 

Lucy Jones Bendall* 

Shield Jones Harris 

Jennie Keeling 

Alice Kennedy Neel 

Mary Elizabeth Kent Page* 

Jane Lawrence Houis 

Bertha Lee Battey 

Mary Jane Lively Hottman 

Jean Love Albert 

Patricia Luke Bi-yden 

Marilyn Mandle Dick 

Sarah McDuffic Hardaway 

Lelia McLaughlin Thompson 

Jacqueline Mott Roy 

Helen Murchlson Lane* 

Eleanor Myers Cole* 

Gloria Xadlcr Knight 

Clara Nicol Moore 

Hallie .Vixo^i Powell* 

Anne Owc7is Mueller 

Jeanna Parham Coors 

Douglas Parker Moncure 

Jean Pollard Kline* 

Nan Puckhaber Harrington 

Beverley Randolph Knight 

Jane Richardson Vieth 

Ellen Rabbins Red 

Caroline Rudulph Sellers 

Nancy Sanders Starr 

Grace Schoenhcit Metz 

Margaret Sibley Lewis 

Catberine Smart Grier 

Lee Stevens Gravely 

Jessie Strickland Elcock* 

Martha Anne Stubbs Fitzsimmons 

Eden Taylor Persons 

Mary Booth Taylor Hollowell 

Ellen Thackray Wilson* 

Sara Thompson Mikell 

Martha Tittcrington Reid* 

Josephine Thomas Collins 

Legare Thompson Robertson 

Polly Vandeventer Saunders* 

Mary Vinton Fleming* 

Anita Wadsworth Beckert 

Nancy Waite Ward* 

Barbara Warner* 

Wistar Watts King 

Lillian West Parrott* 

Martha Witherspoon Brannan 

Virginia Wynn 

Edwina Young Call* 

1947— S409.00— 34% 

Agent: Margaret Ellen White 
Van Buren 

Nancy Alexander Blaney 

Janet Amilon Wagner 

Eleanor Bosworth Shannon 

Cynthia Bemiss Stuart 

Anne Burckhardt Block 

Judith Burnett Halsey 

Blair Burwctl May 

Elizabeth Caldwell 

Ann Colston Hawley 

Eleanor Crumrine Stewart 

Elaine Davis Blackford 

Aimee DesPland Gibbons 

Jean Ann Ferrier Ramsay 

Catherine Fitzgerald Booker 

Elizabeth Golden Tyler 

Helen Hardy 

Nan Hart Stone 

Jean Hazelhurst Cone 

Mar>' Ashley Hudgins Rice 

Anne Jackson Ragland 

Elizabeth Knapp Herbert 

Mary Jane Land Cleveland 

Anne Lile Bowden 

Ann Marshall Whitley 

Joan McCoy Edmonds 

Mary Stuart McGuirc Gilliam 

Sara Ann McMullen Lindsey 

Suzette Morton Sorenson 

Elizabeth Mullen 

Margaret Munnerh/7i Haverty 

Jean Old 

Margaret Redfern 

Elizabeth Ripley Davey 

Margaret Robertson Christian 

Nancy Scurry Bowen 

Virginia Shackelford Poindexter 

Meredith Slane Fitch 

Martha Smith Smith 

Maria Tucker Bowerfind 

Frances t'lmer Conley 

Susan Van Cleve Riehl 

Trudy Vars Harris 

Mary Elizabetb Vick 

Virginia Walker Christian 

Ann Webb Moses 

Katharine Weisiger Osborne 
Margaret Ellen White Van Buren 
Isabel Zulick Rhoads 

1948— $694.75— 43% 

Agent: Elizabeth Beltz Rowe 
Mary Jo Arinstrong Berryman 
Beatrice Backer Simpson 
Mar>' Elizabeth Barbour Beggs 
Elizabeth Britz Rowe 
Katherine Berthier McKelway 
Hariotle Bland Coke 
Marion Boiver Harrison 
Westray Boyce Nicholas 
Elizabeth Bramham Lee 
Annabell Brock Badrow 
Betty Lou Bruton Lyons 
Patricia Cansler Covington 
Druscilla Christian 
Mariha Davis Barnes 
Sara Davis Spencer 
Louise DeVore Towers 
Catherine C. Doolin 
Closey Faulkner Dickey 
Martha Frye Terrj- 
Martha Ellen Garrison Anness 
Elizabeth Gibson 
Blair Graves Smith 
Suzanne Hardy Beaufort 
Lydia Henderson Barr 
Eve Godchaux Hirsch 
Patricia Goldin Harrsch 
Mar>' Anne Goodson Rogers 
Elizabeth Graves Perkinson 
Carolyn Haskell Simpson 
McCall Henderson 
Virginia Holmes Turner 
Carolyn Irvine 
Betty Ann Jackson Ryan 
Patricia Jenney Nielsen 
Jane Johnson Kent 
Diane King 
Elma Lile 
Mar>' Louise Lloyd 
Mar>' Jane Luke 
Maddin Lupton McCallie 
Martha Mansfield Clement 
Wilhelmina Massey Keams 
Faith Mattison 
Carolyn Montgomery Lange 
Helen McKemic Riddle 
Jeanne Morrell Garlington 
Ann Orr Savage 
Martha Owen 
Ann Paxson 
Sarah Pearre 
Judith Perkins Llewellyn 
Betsy Plunkett Williams 
Ann Porter Mullen 
Eleanor Potts Snodgrass 
Bess Pratt 

Caroline Rankin Mapother 
Anne Ricks 
Martha Rowan Hyder 
Marguerite Ruckcr Ellett 
Anne Samford Upchurch 
Sylvia Schively 
Peggy Sheffield Martin 
Martha Shmidheiser Rodman 
Patricia Smith Nelson 
Nancy Snider Martin 
Nancy Stcptoe McKinley 
Jane Taylor Ix 
Patricia Traugott Rixey 
Constance Tunnell Bond 
Catherine Vance Johns 
Nancy Vaughn Kelly 
Cornelia Wattley 
Virginia Wurzbach Vardy 

1949— $613.00—44% 

Agent : Catherine Cox 

Sally Ay res Shroyer 

Margerj' Babcock Nagel 

Julia Baldwin Waxter 

Catherine Bamett Brown 

Caroline Beard DeClerque 

Joan Becker Taylor 

Elizabeth Brown 

Mary Frances Brown Ballard 

Patricia Brown 

Deborah Carroll Ziegler 

Caroline Casey McGehee 

Lindsay Coon Robinson 

Catherine Cox 

Jeanne Crawford Kean 

Margaret Cromwell Tipper 

Patricia Davin Robinson 

Elizabeth Dershuck Gay 

June Eager Finney 

Julia Easley Mak 

Ann Eustis 

Anne Fiery Br>an 



Marcia FoicUr Smilev 
Ruth Garrett Preucel 
Zola Garriso}' Wave 
Mary Goode Gar DiRaddo 
Catherine Hardwick Efird 
Katherine Hart 
Ann Higffins Rappeleye 
Preston Hodges Hill 
Ann-Barrett Hohncs Bryan 
Marilyn Hopkltis Bamburouph 
Elizabeth Jansma 
Nancy Jones Worcester 
June Krebs Liversage 
Brantley Lamberd Boiling 
Mar^raret Lawrenee Bowers 
Sallie Legg DeMartine 
Margaret Long Freas 
Joan McCarthu Whiteman 
Vidmer Megginson Ellis 
Sarah Mclchcr Jai-vis 
Mary Virginia Owens Ray 
Alberta Pew Baker 
Polly Plummer Mackie 
Emily Pruitt Jones 
Margaret Quynn Maples 
Ellen Ramsay Clark 
Elizabeth Ruth Cleaver 
Mary Louis Stevens 
Sally Striekhmd Johnson 
Jean Taylor 
AHce Trout Hagan 
Elizabeth Trueheart Harris 
Katharine Veasey Goodwin 
Mary Louise Wagner Forrester 
Dorothy Wallace Wood 
Elizabeth Wellford Bennett 

1950— $336.00— 32% 

Agent: Marie Gilliam 

Barbara Austin 
Caroline Bailey Fritzinger 
Ann Reiser Asher 
Mary Berkeley Fergusson 
Anne Brenaman Brydges 
Nancy Carter Jewell 
Catharine Clark Rasmussen 
Frances Cone Kirkpatrick 
Elizabeth Coryell Feldmann 
Margaret Craig Sanders 
Mary Ellen Davis Gettel 
Diana Dent 

Achsah Easter Henderson 
Cynthia Ann IJIUs Dunn 
Betty Elmore Gilliland 
Barbara FaiuU Marshall 
Deborah Fneytiatt Cooper 
Mary Morris Gamble Booth 
Marie Gilliam 
Elise Habenicht 
Pat Halloran 
Marion Holmes Davison 
Anne Hubert Carey 
Garland Hunter Davies 
Emma Kyle Kimpel 
Elise Landravi Layton 
Mary Laninun Brown 
Kay Leroy Wing 
Joan Livingston McFall 
Bonnie Beth- Lloyd Crane 
Virginia Luscombe Rogers 
Frances Marr Dillard 
Frances Martin King 
Anne McNeer Blanken 
Margaret Miirchison Corse 
Nancy Nelson Swiggett 
Betsey Smvyer Hodges 
Lacy Skinner Eckardt 
Lola Steele Shepherd 
Marv Stubbs Broad 
Elizabeth Todd 
Carolyn Tynes Cowan 
Sarah Webb Lent 
Patricia Wilkirson 
Dorothy Wood Letts 
Elizabeth Worthington 

1951— $1,010.85— 52% 
Agent: Barbara Lasier Edgerley 

Myrtle Alston Mott 
Sally Anderson Blalock 
Kitty Arp Waterman 
Rosalie Barringer Wornham 
Patricia Barton 
Ann Bennett Yellott 
Betty Braivner Bingham 
Audrey Breitinger Lauer 
Doris Brody Rosen 
Janet Broman Crane 
Nancy Butterworth Palmer 
Patricia Carlin Selvage 
Peggy Chisholm Boxley 

Ruth Clarkson Costello 

Louise Coleman 

Anna CooUdge Richardson 

Grace Crisler Buchignani 

Margery Davidson Rucker 

Joan Davis Warren 

Carla deCreny Levin 

Etta Dirk Shurley 

Georgia Dreisbach Kegley 

Jean Duerson Bade 

Eugenia Ellis Mason 

Wingfield Ellis 

Mary June Eriksen Ertman 

Tero- Faulkner Phillips 

Ada Fre}tch McWane 

Mary Jane French Halliday 

Nedra Greer 

Joan Hess 

Ashby Jenkins 

Joan Kiiehnlc Kaufman 

Barbara Lasier Edgerley 

Seymour Laughon Rennolds 

Suzanne Lockley Glad 

Patricia Lynas Ford 

Ruth Magec Peterson 

Dorothy Marks Herbruck 

Nancy Merchant 

Julie Micou 

Jane Moorefield 

Joan Motter Anderson 

Mary Murchison Ohrscrom 

Ann Mountcastlc Gamble 

Ruth Oddy 

Susan Ostrander 

Mary Parrott Bullington 

Mary Pease Fleming 

Nancy Pcsek Rasenberger 

Jean Randolph Bruns 

Ann Red Barstow 

Lucy Regestcr Goode 

Ursula Reimer Van Anda 

Diane Richmond Simpson 

Carol Ann Ralston Toulmin 

Margaret Seainan Sanville 

Ann Sheldon Taylor 

Anne Sinsheimer 

Nan Sirna Waldstein 

Martha StaJcy Smith 

Helen Stanley 

Mary Street Montague 

Joan Vail 

Angle Vaughn 

Joan Widau Marshall 

Joanne Williams Ray 

Cynthia Wyman 

1952— $899.38— 52% 

Agent: Mary Bailey Izzard 

Marguerite Anderson Ashford 

Sallie Anderson Jones 

Katharine Babcovk Mountcastle 

Mary Bailey Izzard 

Barbara Baker 

Cynthia Balch Barnes 

Mary Barcus Hunter 

Suzanne Bassewitz Shapiro 

Patricia Beach 

Edith Bell Burr 

Leila Booth Morris 

Linda Brackett 

Jean Caidwell Marchant 

Jane Carter 

Sally Clay Giddings 

Jane Cooke 

Catherine Coxe Page 

Phoebe DeFoe 

Mary Ely Smith 

Sally Fishburn Fulton 

Mary John Ford Gilchrist 

Anne Forster 

Cynthia Fowle 

Marion Gregory 

Nancy Hamel Clark 

Keir Henley Donaldson 

Holly Hillas Hammonds 

Anne Hoagland Plumb 

Susan H'obsoti McCord 

Joanne Holhrook Patton 

Eulalie Jenkins 

Susanna Judd Silcox 

Louise Kelly Pumpelly 

Ann Keyworth Lawrence 

Mary Lou Kimball Temple 

Nancy Laemmel 

Lyn Lane Fozzard 

Pat Layne Winks 

Martha Legg 

Marjorie Levine Abrams 

Patricia Lineberger 

Edith Marsh Fonda 

Mary Marshall O'Neill 

Jane AJattas Christian 

Florence Maupin 

Gabrielle Manikin Bielenstein 

Clara McDonald Bass 

Robbin McGarry Ramey 

Nancy Messick 

Mao' Lois Miller Carroll 

Margaret Moore 

Martha Moore 

Carroll Morgan Legge 

Brookie Morris 

Nancy Morrow Lovell 

('athcrine Munds 

Betty Miindy Littrell 

Margaret Anne Nelson Harding 

Nell Grand 

Susan Otis 

Polly Plmnb DeButts 

Jane Ragland Young 

Jane Ramsay 

Jackie Razook Chamandy 

Donna Robinson Cart 

Jane Hosebcrry Ewald 

Berta Russ Summerell 

Jane Russo 

Sarah Sadler Lovelace 

Alice Sanders Marvin 

Joan Sharpe Metzinger 

Virginia Sheaff Liddel 

Josephine Sibold 

Charlotte Sncad Stifel 

Joan Stewart Hinton 

Frances Street Smith 

Harriet Thayer 

Janis Thomas Hawk 

Jaquelin Thornton Laramore 

Nancy Trat^k Wood 

Ann Trumbore Ream 

Marianne Vorys Minister 

Grace Wallace Brown 

Louise Warfield Stump 

Pauline Wells 

Ann Whiitingham Smith 

Betsy Wilder 

Rebecca Yerkes 

1953— $615.50— 50% 

Agent: Virginia Hudson 

June Arata 

Kathleen Bailey 

Betty Behlen Strother 

Joan Brophy 

Barbara Buxton Waugh 

Olivia Cantey Patton 

Faith Catlin 

Mary Chace 

Catharine Cocke 

Jane Collins Ktlburn 

Estelle Courand Lane 

Rosemary Creasy 

Virginia Dunlap 

Anne Elliott 

Carol Exnicios 

Jean Felty 

Dorothea Fuller 

SalHe Gayle Beck 

Lisabeth Gibson 

Margaret Graves McClung 

Isabel Grayson Goldsmith 

Kitty Guerrant Fields 

Susan Hall Godson 

Janet Hamilburg 

Eleanor Hirsch Baer 

Harriette Hodges 

Virginia Hudson 

Dale Hutter Harris 

Sara Ironmonger 

Virginia Jago Elder 

Eleanor Johnson Ashley 

Reed Johns Goodrich 

Anne Joyce 

Mary Abbay Joyner 

Lynne Kerwin Byron 

Mary Kimball 

Anne Kirksey Ervin 

Ann Leonard 

Carol LeVarn 

MaiT Littlejohn Belser 

Nan Locke 

Jackie Lowe Swingle 

Mary Lee Matheson 

Nancy McDonald 

Betsy Jane McElfresh 

Nancy McGimtis Picard 

Mary Ann Mellen 

Caroline Miller 

Caroline Moody Roberts 

Cynthia Moorehead McNair 

Georgia Motz McGhee 

Nan O'Keefe 

Nancy Ord 

Joanna Parks 

Anne Phelps Gorman 

Patsy Phillips Brown 

Eugenie Pieper Meredith 

Florence Pye Apy 

Virginia Robb 
Ann Saunders Miller 
Carolyn Smith 
Mary Stagg 
Virginia Timmons 
Kirkland Tucker Clarkson 
Katherine Turner Mears 
Ann VIerebome 
Elisabeth Wallace 
Josephine Wells 
Constance Wcrly Wakelee 
Janet Widau Harris 
Beverly Williatns Fox 
Courtney Willard 
Jane Yoe Wood 

1954— $545.50— 42% 

Agent: Faith Rahmer 

Anne Allen 

Page Anderson Hungerpiller 

Magdalen Andrews 

Joan Anson Hurwitt 

Louise Aubrey McFarland 

Barbara Ballard 

Sue Bassett 

Jayne Berguido Abbott 

Joy Bennett Hartshorn 

Doreen Booth Hamilton 

Louise Brandes Abdullah 

Sarah Bumbaugh- 

Erlend Carlton McCafTree 

Caroline Chabot 

Joan Chamberlain Engelsman 

Marilynn Clark Leathers 

Ann Collins 

Nancy Cornwall 

Anne Dai-is Roane 

Margaret Davison 

Jeri-y Dreisbach 

Nancy Edwards Paul 

Lamar Ellis 

Ruth Frye Deaton 

Sally Gammon 

Jean Gillespie Walker 

Nanci Hay 

Jane Henley Zahner 

Margaret Hetley 

Mimi Hitchcock 

Meri Hodges Major 

Vaughan Inge Morrissette 

Martha Isdale 

Margaret Jones Steuart 

Dallis Johnson Jones 

Margaret Lotterhos Smith 

Nancy Maury 

Ann May Via 

Mary Lee McGinnis 

Kay McLaughlin 

Margaret Mohlman 

Nancy Moody 

Jean Carolyn Morris 

Jo Ann Nelson Booze 

Mary Hill Noble Day 

Julia O'Neil Gould 

Joy Parker Eldredge 

Barbara Ann Pinnell 

Joan Potter Bickel 

Faith Rahmer 

Mary Ann Robb 

Frances Reese Peale 

Mary Jane Roos 

Anne Sheffield 

Bette-Barron Smith 

Helen Smith Lewis 

Jeanne Stoddart Barends 

Ann Thomas 

Victoire Toof 

Margaret Van Peenan 

Elinor Vorys 

Betty Walker Dykes 

Bruce Watts Krucke 

Ann White Connell 

Barbara Wil-iou Daniell 

1955— $700.00— 45% 

Agent: Catherine Cage 

Harriet Adelson 

Helen Addington Passano 

Nancy Anderson 

Kathrj'n Beard 

Fx-ances Bell 

Barbara Black 

Ellen Bryan 

Catherine Cage 

Ruth Campbell 

Virginia Chamblin 

Emily Coxe Winburn 

Lucretia Crater Pearse 

Gail Davidson Bazzarre 

Jane Dildy 

Nancy Douthat 


Alumnae News 

Pat Dunlap MacGreKor 

Rebecca Faxon Sawtelle 

Jane F'eltus 

Lee Fiducia 

Virginia Fint-h 

Barbara (iurjorlli Jackson 

Hetty Gill 

Sue Godfrey Gre(?ory 

Nella Gray Barkley 

Joan Gualtieri 

Susan Haywnrd Harris 

Martha Hvdrjtmu Huckinjrham 

Phyllis Herndon 

Emily Huntvr SlinKlulT 

Diane Johnson 

Phyllis Joyner 

Joan Kells 

Jeannette Kennedy 

Chase Lane 

Sue Lawton 

Jane Leigh 

Jane Lindsey 

Frances Marbury Coxe 

Derrill Maubank Hagood 

Patty McCiay 

Barbara McLamb 

Amanda McThenia 

Patricia Mever 

Betsy Miller 

Sally Obcrlin Davis 

Margaret Osborti Haynes 

Barbara Plnmit Hunt 

Lydia Plamj) Plattenburg 

Gay Reddig 

Nathalie Robertson Fox 

Betty Saitford Molster 

Susan Seward 

Mary Stmimon Daugette 

Meta Space 

Betsy Stevens 

Audrey Stoddard 

Metta Streit Halla 

Sally Stroth-man 
Shirley Sutliff 
Charlotte Taylor 
Barbara Telfer 
Emily Thompson 
Patricia Tucker 
Diane Vvrucy Greenway 
A dele Voorhees 
Elise Wachenfeld 
Mai'garet Wvst Valentine 
Anne Williams 
Camille Williams 

1956— $237.00 

Barbara Habcock 

Lucy lihiitton Park 

Carol lirrclccnridge Luckett 

Joan Fisch Gallivan 

Laura Hailey 

Mary Koonz 

Virginia Nvlsou Self 

Elizabeth Porker Paul 
Sherry Pntton Henry 
Paula Purse 
Joan Roberts 
Caroline Robinson 
P'rances Timberlake 
Sally Whittier 

1957— $36.00 

Elizabeth Bundy 
Ruth Candler Lovett 
Lloyd Ely 
Ann Frasher 
Klynor Neblctt Stephens 
Susannah Newlin 
Averala Ann Paxton 
Cynthia Wilson 


Ann Robinson 

Department of Religion 

{Coiiliitiied froii/ p'lge 3) 

tinued to be used and \alued by Sweet Briar students for 
many years after Miss Czarnomska's remarkable personality 
had become a campus legend. 

Two years before Miss Czarnomska's retirement, Miss 
Marion Benedict came to teach Bible and related subjects, 
and the expansion of the work of the department led even- 
tually to changing the name from "Biblical Literature" to 
"Religion." Miss Benedict, now Mrs. Rollins, carried the 
teaching alone for the next decade, during the period when 
the "group system" was introduced in the curriculum and 
the specific degree requirement in Bible was abolished, thus 
making it possible to add new courses in Religion and to 
begin offering a major in 1933-34. 

From 19-iO to 1950, Dean Mary Ely Lyman taught one 
course in Religion each semester, and in 1950 Miss Dean 
Hosken came as Mrs. Rollins' first full-time colleague in 
the department. During the three years, 1952-55, Mr. 
Dikran Hadidian added to the work of the department his 
tirst-hand experience of life in the Near East. In 1955 
Mr. William Mallard succeeded Mr. Hadidian, and now 
he and Miss Hosken are teaching full-time and Mrs. Rollins 
is teaching part-time. 

After the removal of the four-hour Bible requirement 
in 1932, registration for religion courses naturally dropped 
considerably tor several years. Then there began an irreg- 
ular trend toward increase and this was augmented by the 
quickened student interest in the study of religion which 
has been apparent throughout the country during and since 
World War II. For the second semester of 1955-56, the 
enrollment in the department was 185. In the past nine- 
teen years, an average of 63% of Sweet Briar graduates 
have elected some academic work in religion, while for the 
last ten graduating classes, the average has risen to 729o 
with as high as SO'r one year and 86'' f another. This year 
there are 20 majors in the department. 

Throughout all the religion courses, both instructors 
and students try to be alert to the relation of this discipline 
to other fields in the liberal arts curriculum. The material 
studied is often literature of the finest quality, even in 
translation, while any acquaintance with the original lan- 
guages which the student may acquire increases her under- 
standing and appreciation. A considerable part of several 
of the courses is actual history, enlivened and illuminated 

by any knowledge of sociology, economics, geography, ar- 
chaeology, psychology, natural science, and relevant art or 
music that the student may be able to bring to bear upon 
the historical inquiry. Philosophy is clearly related to much 
of the thinking that takes place in a religion class, both 
metaphysics and ethics playing a large part, and the history 
itself frequently becoming a history of ideas or beliefs. 
With all this, the very nature of the material studied in 
religion courses carries with it a distinctive challenge to 
personal commitment and spiritual adventure. 

The weekday chapel services on Tuesday and Friday 
noons are conducted by either faculty or students, with an 
occasional outside speaker. During recent years various 
campus clubs have corporately taken responsibility for cer- 
tain chapels, and an interesting innovation has been for 
rival clubs, such as Tau Phi and Chung Mung, to conduct 
a chapel service together. The ten o'clock Lenten services 
are almost entirely planned and led by students. Another 
much cherished student-led service is the Y. W. C. A. ves- 
pers held each Sunday evening, usually in Manson but some- 
times in the West Dell. Here the natural beauty of the 
campus, an ever-present force, has a special effect on the 
religious sensibilities of worshippers. 

The Y. W. C. A. carries on vital discussion groups, and 
its activities also take students off campus into several 
county schools and welfare organizations where they give 
recreational leadership and other forms of service. Further 
cooperation with county organizations, as w^ell as aid to 
individuals and families, is made possible through allocat- 
ing to such causes some of the Sunday church offerings of 
the college communit)', which are administered by the 
Church and Chapel Committee. About a third of the mem- 
bers of this committee are appointed by President Pannell 
from the faculty and staff, while the rest are students — • 
three elected to represent each class, and others serving 
ex officio because of their positions in the Y. W. C. A. or 
in student government. Each of the eleven sub-committees 
through which the large committee functions has student 
members, and some have student chairmen. 

What was written in 1949 remains true: "Religion at 
Sweet Briar is a growing thing. Not only are courses fre- 
quently revised in the effort to meet the needs of the time, 
but the subtler aspects of the religious life of the college 
are continually renewed and enriched as successive genera- 
tions of students, and faculty members of varied nationality 
and religious heritage, all give to the group life the treas- 
ures of the spirit that they have found." 

Novi:mbhr. 1956 




Calvert G. 

DE Coligny, June 


The Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College received the news of the death of Calvert de Coligny, hus- 
band of Julia Sadler de Coligny, '34, with the deepest regret. Mr. de Coligny was actively interested in the 
college, coming frequently to the campus when Julia served on the Executive Board of the Alumnae Council 
and later when she was elected to membership on the Board of Overseers. 



Secretary: Marion Peele, 602 Fairfax Ave- 
nue, Norfolk 7, Va. 

Fund Agent: Nannie Claiborne (Mrs. 
Dallas Hudson), New Glasgow, Va. 

If you had a yen in the spring to return 
to the days of your youth and the highly 
charged atmosphere of old friends and 
memorable surroundings, you would have 
found much happiness and gaiety at com- 
mencement this year. You would have said 
-with one member of the Class of 1910: 
"I was days getting back to earth after such 
a delightful experience." Sweet Briar itself 
■was at its beautiful best. 

All of the returning members of the ear- 
liest days of the college were housed to- 
gether at Boxwood Inn, and while the later 
alumnae and present students may have 
viewed us as of another age and era, the 
Inn looked and sounded much as the dormi- 
tories did about 1910-1912. And you wont 
believe this, but great stir and commotion 
arose from the Inn authorities about a mis- 
placed or unaccounted-for pillow, the prop- 
erty of the Inn. This, among dignified ma- 
trons, spinsters, and grandmothers had the 
ring of old times, when you may remember 
Miss Carroll would have us searching to 
produce mislaid or misused dormitory prop- 
erty. Of course, it was later discovered that 
the pillow in question had never been in 
place ! 

Of our Academy-Special group Margaret 
Potts Williams, Claudine Griffin Holcomb, 
Dudley Poirer.t Waggaman, Anne Royall, 
and I were on hand for the celebration, to 
our enduring delight I'm sure. Claudine 
Hutter's and Frances Murrell Rickards' in- 
spiration to start the week end off was a 
delightful luncheon party they gave at The 
Columns in Lynchburg, where about 30 of 
us old-timers gathered. Mrs. Pannell was 
one of the gay party, with a warm welcome 
to visiting alumnae and the ofifer of prac- 
tically "the keys to the college." 

Claudine Griffin Holcomb and Eugenia 
Griffin Burnett told us of the exciting sum- 
mer's visit to England thev wer- anticipat- 
ing — Claudine and her husband going on lo 
the continent for a real tour, I understood. 
It seemed so good and so natural to see 
Margaret Banister, Antoinette Cttmp Ha- 
good, and Rachel Furhudj Wood, all of the 
Class of 1916, together again on campus. 
Antoinette reported that Margaret Cobb 

Howard and Mr. Howard are now her next 
door neighbors in Charleston. 

So many of you have replied to my letter 
of last April, and to each of you who so 
warmly and generously responded, sincere 
thanks again. With no exceptions your let- 
ters have glowed in warm appreciation of 
Sweet Briar and an abiding memory and 
faith in Miss Benedict, with grateful expres- 
sions, too, for her never failing understand- 
ing in helping you meet your problems. 
Emmy Thomas Thomasson's letter and gift 
in her memory came first, with a whiff may- 
be of homesickness that illness had pre- 
vented her returning to Sweet Briar earlier 
in this anniversary year. Some of the others 
heard from are: Mildred Cobb Roosevelt, 
Mary Herd Moore, Faye Elliott Pogue, Lucy 
Lantz McKinlay, Martha Valentine Cronley, 
Maria Garth Inge, Elizabeth Cocke, and 
Frances Martin. All of you will be happy 
to know the Benedict Scholarship has grown 
appreciably this year as a part of the Fif- 
tieth Anniversary program. 

Those of us at the Inn for commence- 
ment, I believe, shared a feeling of Miss 
Benedict's presence, so earnestly had she 
hoped to be there. Each of us had her own 
reminders of Miss Benedict's hopes and 
plans for the college as it is today. 

With such a fine rounding up of mem- 
bers of our group, please be sure the good 
beginning continues. Let me hear from you 
with news of yourself, your family, your 
interests and activities. You are all as dis- 
appointed as I am, I'm sure, when there 
are no Academy-Special notes in the Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Newj, so I'm depending 
on you to let me hear from you. And you 
won't forget that only those who contribute 
to the Alumnae Fund receive the March 
and June issues of the Alumnae News. 


President: Elizabeth Franke (Mrs. Kent 
Balls), 304 Meridian Street, West Lafay- 
ette, Ind. 

Secretary: Mary Pinkerton (Mrs. James 
Kerr), 536')A Carnarvon Drive, Norfolk, 

Fund Agent: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clarence 
Rogers), 205 Beverley Road, N.E., Atlanta, 

Though this was not our reunion year, 
any of you would have found so many con- 
temporaries among the 225 alumnae, that 

you would have enjoyed Commencement. 
1956, as much as did Sue Slaughter, Bessie 
Franke Balls, and I. Our honorary member. 
Dr. Connie M. Guion, had one of the prin- 
cipal roles in the alumnae play, "Steps to 
Reunion. " As a member of the Board of 
Overseers, Dr. Guion was on the speakers 
platform at Commencement. Miss Ruth 
Howland and Miss Eugenia Morenus were 
in the academic procession and Dr. Mary 
Harley came over from "Westholme," with 
"the Walkers," to be with the faculty. 

You have read of the plan to establish 
the Wallace E. Rollins Chair of Religion. 
We were all glad to greet Dr. Rollins and 
to look forward with him, not only to the 
establishment of the chair of religion, but 
also to a future chapel. One of the sugges- 
tions for the continuing development fund 
program was that contributions, especially 
to the chapel, regardless of amount, be 
made as memorials to persons either living 
or dead. For details, consult our capable 
fund agent, Mary Clark Rogers. 

During commencement, the Boxwood Inn 
was turned over to the oldest alumnae. 
After the day's events we gathered there to 
exchange news of families, friends, and 
absent classmates. We had meals in the 
Reid dining room, except for the alumnae 
banquet in the refectory, and the final 
luncheon in the boxwood garden. There 
were many favorable comments on the food. 
Sweet Briar makes its own bread now. It 
is delicious. Calories went uncounted while 
we sent hack the plate for more. 

At the alumnae banquet we enjoyed the 
rich, full voice of Lucile Barroir Turner in 
her unusual repertoire. 

One of the pleasures of "Sweet Briar Re- 
visited" is to see the beautiful upkeep of 
the grounds, the careful planting of peri- 
winkle around the bases of trees, and the 
flower beds and borders brightening the old 
garden, as well as the faculty gardens and 
the additional shrubs and plants. For the 
commencement exercises, the gymnasium 
was decorated with garlands and clusters of 
roses, so fresh that the committee must have 
timed the gathering and arrangement, not 
to lose morning dew in waiting. 

I am glad to have the address of Linda 
Wright, 7118 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, 
Calif. If any of you have information of 
Mrs. Floyd Knight (Ruth Drew), or her 
address, please send it to me or the alumnae 


Ah/mnae News 

Last June was the first time many of us 
liuJ attendcti the "Alumnae College" and 
■dl of us found it interesting. It was divided 
into four haU-liDur talks. Dr. Bennett 
(Biology) began with "Living Clocks and 
Calendars," an account of research into the 
ultimate causes of the regular color changes 
in the large, dark claw of fiddler crabs. 
Miss Stimson (History) began her survey 
of scientific history with a vivid account of 
the familiar conditions which would have 
been found by Aristotle if he could have 
returned to life to visit George Washington 
at Mt. Vernon in I7(i^. Mrs. Rollins, in her 
talk on "Biblical Perspective," reviewed 
definitions of freedo.'ii, power, essentials, 
success versus failure, from the Old Testa- 
ment to Christ. Mr. Bricken in his talk on 
the future role of music discussed modern 


Secretary: Frances W. Pennvpacker, 226 
First Ave., Phoenixville, Pa. 

My appeal for news has brought me a 
long and newsy letter from Marjorie Du- 
Sh.ine Stedman, 'l^. Last December she 
and her husband moved from their lovely 
home in Yakima, Wash., to Portland. Ore- 
gon. They are now living at Willamette 
View Manor, one of a group of homes for 
elderly people sponsored by the Methodist 
Church, Inc. The members buy their apart- 
ments which are equipped for light house- 
keeping, but there is also a dining room 
connected with the Manor and the Stedmans 
take most of their meals there. As about 
twenty-five of their Yakima friends were 
already living there, they have never felt 
like strangers. 

A card arrived early in August from 
Anne Schutle Nolt, from Snow Inn, 
Harwichport. Mass.. where she and Pete 
have been spending the summer. Mary 
S.iiler Gardiner, '2''g, and her husband were 
there at the same time The Nolts return to 
Lancaster after Labor Day. 

Margaret Grant writes that she is 
finding her new job very interesting. This 
is the first summer in nine years that she 
has not gone to Europe and she says it 
seems good to have a summer in her native 
land. The Leslie Bigelows have built a 
charming modern house in Middlebur^'. Vt., 
where he teaches. They have three children. 
Peggy and her husband have been in the 
L'nited States for two months but have 
now returned to Caracas. Venezuela, for 
another two years. Harry and his wife live 
in Tarrytown where he teaches in the Hack- 
ley School. This summer he is doing grad- 
uate work at Columbia during summer 
school. In September Margaret expects to 
be traveling again in preparation for some 

Elmyra Pemiyp.ickii Yerkes, '29g, sails on 
a Mediterranean cruise on the C.iroii/.i on 
September 7th and I expect to go to New- 
York with her to see her off on her trip. 
Elmyra was operated upon last April for a 
duodenal ulcer. She had a couple of set- 
backs due to a virus infection but when 
she recovered she made splendid progress. 
She has lost a lot of weight and looks as 
slim as a wand, very becoming! 

If all goes as expected, I will be taking 

oflf for Italy next March and hope to visit 
in Southern France, the low countries and 
En,gland. returning early in June. 


President: PoLLV BlsSELL (Mrs. Earl S. 

Ridler), 608 Lindsay Rd., Wilmington 3, 


Secretary: DoROTHY Grammer (Mrs. 

Harry A. Croyder), AA Kent Place Blvd., 

Summit, N. J. 

Fund Agent: RACHEL Llovd (Mrs. Hoyt 

Holton), 2 318 Dtnsmore Drive, Toledo 6, 


I did not send out double postals this 
summer, so I have very little news. 1 see 
from the June Alumnae News that Genie 
Steele Hardy was on campus in June. I 
hope this does not mean that she will not 
come to our 40th reunion in June 1957. 
I am counting on all of you. Those of you 
from the West and South, please put off 
that visit to New York until June and then 
run down to Sweet Briar for our reunion. 
It will do wonders for each one of us to 
meet again and to see how Sweet Briar has 
grown and developed. I told my two un- 
married children that they were not to get 
married in June 1957. David was obedient 
and was married this past June to Elinore 
Brown of Cedarhurst, Long Island. I expect 
our daughter. Page, Sweet Briar '54, to put 
off any plans she might have until after 
June, 1957. 

Rachel Llayd Holton wrote me last fall 
that her daughter had moved to Cranford, 
N. J. She visited her but was not able to 
come over to see me in Summit. I hope that 
the next time she is in Cranford, she will 
let me know. Mary B/ssell Ridler, as our 
class president, is planning some fine times 
for us next June, so don't forget. 


President: Cornelia Carroll (Mrs. K. N. 

Gardner). Yorktown, Va. 

Secretary: ESTHER TuRK (Mrs. H. H. 

Hemmings), 230 W. 79th Street, New 

York 24, N. Y. 

Fund Agent: ViviENNE Barkalow (Mrs. 

Stanley K. Hornbeck), 2139 Wyoming 

Ave., N. W., Washington 8, D. C. 

It is very hard to extract any news at all 
during holiday months. Most of what I have 
was gleaned late last year, but we all want 
to remember that this is the only number 
that goes to every member of the class and 
hope that it will remind us all of the im- 
portance of our contributions to the fund. 
At any rate, we do have some news and it's 
"greatly to our credit" for several have 
reported serious illness, accidents or opera- 
tions, but all on the mend now. Mary Reed 
had a long trip to Florida and got back in 
the late spring to home chores. Catherine 
MinhMI Shuler took a trip south, but says 
she never has any news. She "got out of 
ever\'thing long ago and now the d.uighters 
do all the work." Marianne Martin was 
quite ill last year, but is back at work 
again. She is on a new job in the Norfolk 
division of the College of William and 
Mary. Cilia Cuggenhcimer Nusbaum is also 
congratulating herself on a rapid recovery 
from a major operation, but is evidently 
back on the beam again. She says her very 

young granddaughter asserts a preference 
for Goucher over S. B. C, but her mother 
went there, which might just explain it. 
Betty Luuinan Hall writes of a pleasant 
trip with her husband to Pinehurst, N. C. 
Her sin was going into the service right 
after taking his master's degree. Charlotte 
Seaver Kelsey took time to send news this 
summer in the intervals of work on three 
hospital boards. She says she is disgustingly 
healthy and spends all her time having 
grandchildren parked on her. There are 
nine now, but it certainly has done nothing 
to get her down. Elizabeth Wilson writes 
that she has spent the last ten years as 
executive secretary of the International In- 
stitute of Gary, Ind., dealing with all the 
problems of refugees and immigrants in a 
great industrial center. She is just back 
from a big family reunion in Santa Fe, 
with her sister Katherine Wilson Sellers, 
formerly on the Sweet Briar faculty. Dean 
Sellers of the Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary retired recently and they took a 
trip around the world and ended up with 
a reunion in Santa Fe. 

My own news is rather mixed. Last win- 
ter I had a very full house and was decid- 
edly busy just feeding those present. The 
trouble is that my family all love pluraliz- 
ing jobs and are never present at the same 
hour. Now they have scattered again. The 
two married sons are in Chicago and New 
Orleans with their respective families. The 
next one is currently in New York and will 
soon be transferring to take a job in Chi- 
cago and attend Northwestern. The fourth 
will soon be in Chicago, too, on leave from 
the Security Air Police. He is desperately 
energetic and I think the Air Force just 
gives him leave when they get tired of him. 
On his last leave, he travelled by bus from 
South Dakota to New York and arrived 
panting only to change his clothes and go 
to the movies. Number five enters Cornell 
this year and six (the only female) is here 
in England where she will go to school. 
She fell in love with the British Isles when 
we all came over in '54 and wishes to pre- 
pare for St. Andrews, so after some frantic 
cabling we brought her over on one week's 
notice to attend a very good day school in 
Cheltenham. If she does make St. Andrews, 
she will have a chance to meet some of her 
contemporaries from Sweet Briar. 

Cornelia Carroll Gardener has moved 
recently, which is enough to keep anyone 
busy, but we have news of her indirectly. 
Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck writes that 
she had a long telephone chat with her in 
Tune. The Hornbecks took one of their 
trips to Atlantic City in July and stayed 
an extra day to see the Preview of the 1956 
Ice Capades. They stayed close to their TV 
during the conventions, but afterward flew 
to Mackinac Island for the Beta Theta Pi 


President: Florence Woelfel. 2620 Lake- 
view Ave., Chicago 14. III. 
Secretary: Florence Woelfel. 
Fund Agent: Rhoda Allen (Mrs. John S. 
Worden), 9 Hugenot Drive. Larchmont, 

First — a big thank-you to those who 
answered my letters — actually there were 
so few replies, which greatly enhanced the 



value of those received. Sincerely appreci- 
ated the monetary response for the gift for 
the new dormitory from the Class of '21 — 
this doesn't mean it is too late to send in 
your contribution and the gift will de- 
pend on your generosity. 

Edith Dutrctl Marshall, with her untiring 
efforts for our Class as well as all facets 
of Sweet Briar, gave us such a grand let- 
ter in the February issue that she seems to 
have covered most of the news of many of 
you. A few new addresses — Maynette Roz- 
elle (Mrs. James A. Stephenson) 115 S. E. 
17th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Marjorie 
Abraham (Mrs. Jerome Meyer) 908 Sher- 
idan Dr., Birmingham, Ala. — Katherine 
Hawkins (Mrs. F. F. Baker) 1100 S. 27th 
St.', Birmingham, Ala. — Laura Thompson 
(Mrs. Dougald McMillan) 1010 Dawes 
St., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

We looked for you, Gertrude Anderson, 
to join us at Reunion and also had rumors 
that Gertrude Thams would be there. You 
did miss a fun-time with all the rich re- 
ward of seeing your Classmates. Gert An- 
derson writes she enjoys her gardening and 
will visit her brother in Florida in No- 
vember. She had a card from Josephine 
Kelley Thomas ('22) who had visited S. B. 
Her husband is a lawyer and their only son 
was graduated from Indiana X].. Han'ard 
Law School — recently married and in the 
army. Gertrude Thams and her brother 
sold their large home following the death 
of their mother — they found a "dream 
house" out of Denver in the mountains but 
due to the 2000 ft. altitude it did not agree 
with her brother's health. They now have 
a new home in the lovely Cherry Hills 
section of Denver where she is busy with 
her home, garden, and friends. 

Kate Cordes Kline, with her husband 
and son visited Rhoda on their way back 
from Cape Cod. Jo Aknj MacMillan has 
a most attractive daughter and thev lunched 
with Rhoda. Congratulations. Rhoda, a 
new granddaughter and your son. John, to 
be home, released from the Army. 

Madelaine Biggar says her interests are 
"everything," mainly occupied with her 
nieces and nephews who keep her active in 
golf, fishing, etc. So sorry, Madelaine. your 
plans were changed as you had hoped to 
return for Reunion — do hope your mother 
is much improved. 

Gert Peiitly Crawford recently had an in- 
teresting trip along the Ohio, from Evans- 
ville to Steubenville — beautiful country, I 
know, as I motored down to Marietta, Ohio, 
this spring when buds were bursting. Note 
your interests include travel and grand- 
children — I can go along with you on the 
first but must bow to you on the latter. Be 
sure to call me on your next trip to Chi- 
cago. Ruth Robinson was mighty 
busy this year as her daughter, an S. B. 
Alumna, made her debut. Lib Baldiini 
Whitehurst has a daughter at Holton Arms 
and her son was graduated from "W. 'Va. 
Elizabeth Claxton Lewis — we're mighty 
sorry your smart offspring didn't follow 
your steps to S. B. One daughter is a Phi 
Beta Kappa from William and Mary, and 
now with I. B. M. A second daughter is an 
Honor Student there and a third was grad- 
uated with honors this year from junior 
high. Elizabeth is a widow and has a jo-i 
as School Secretary. 

Fanny Eltstrorlh Scannell sent a snapshot 

of her two lovely children — both have posi- 
tions in New York, while Fanny has her 
interest in social work and love for music. 
Mattie Hammond Smith has a year old 
grandson — also one daughter teaches and 
another is a registered technician in Char- 
lottesville. Her sister, Louise, has a job in 
a Palm Beach shop during the winter, 
which she enjoys very much. Kather 
Hawkins Baker — welcome back after all 
our efforts to find you. She is a clerk in 
the Probate Court working on tax redemp- 
tions — has a son 31 and Katherine includes 
in her activities her church, home, sports, 
bridge and people — mighty busy, I'd say. 
She plans a California trip this fall — do 
take along your Alumnae Book and look 
up the Sweet Briarites — I did, and it's 

Ruth Lundholm is a bacteriologist in 
charge of the T. B. lab, Minneapolis Board 
of liealth. Marie M.illheii' Lee couldn't join 
us at Reunion as her younger son was grad- 
uated this June from Duke Medical. Her 
older son practices law with his father and 
is married — Marie is a "grandma" too. 
Halle Moore Crisler sent a wonderful col- 
ored snapshot — you and your husband look- 
ing mighty young ! Recall the bridge game 
we had in Carson — you must be terrific by 
now. Dorothy Powell is law librarian nf 
the Kansas City Law Library, a most in- 
teresting and busy job. 

Shelley Roi/ge Aagesen, at Reunion, told 
stories cute as buttons — such mimicry. 
Shelley, Lette Shoop Dixon and Kate 
Cordes kept us convulsed and we'll give 
them the "Oscars" for entertainment. Shelly 
does some writing and is interested (prob- 
ably an authority) in antiques. Florence 
Scotell 'Vaughan is a bridal consultant and 
much too busy for a June get-away to join 
us. Her son, Hines, will marry next Janu- 
ary and Bootsey is most happy she will 
have such a charming daughter. 

Wish you could have heard "Shafe" 
Wadhams eloquently open a discussion on 
the 1956 version of step-singing — brought 
results and congratulations as she voiced 
the opinion of many of the Alumnae. With 
her 7 grandchildren, we crown you No. I 
grandmother of our .^5th Reunion. 

Way over my alloted lineage — more next 
time if you will write me. 


President: Elizabeth Huber (Mrs. Wm. 
Welch II), Sunset Rd., Laverock Hills, Pa. 
Secretary: Grizzelle Thomson, 1901 
Claremont Ave., Norfolk, 'Va. 
Pund A^ent: Katherine Shenehon (Mrs. 
Lewis W. Child), 1814 Knox Ave. So., 
Minneapolis 5, Minn. 

Greetings everyone. You will be sorry to 
learn that Trot has given up the grand job 
she did for us. The items in this letter did 
not reach her in time for the May issue 
and are all that I can report. Have not as 
yet received the class list, but when I do, 
please return one of the double cards you 
receive full of news right quickly. 

Wasn't it a thrill to see the picture of '21 
in the May News and learn what a grand 
reunion they had? Remember our 35th will 
be next June (1957). Begin plans now to 
see if we can't out-do them in attendance. 

This issue of Alumnae News goes ti 
everyone. Only contributors to the Fund 

receive the other two issues. Do send in 
your Fund contribution so '22 will show 
how much she appreciates the contribution 
S. B. made to us 35 long years ago. 

From Zurich, Switzerland (Feldegg St. 
80), Helen Hodgskm Fingerbrith writes 
that her doctor husband has moved his of- 
fice to a larger, newly decorated place with 
which he is greatly pleased. Max Jr., after 
Ifi months of military service, became .i 
lieutenant. Now he and Carl are both at 
Poly in Zurich, Max studying chemistry and 
Carl architecture. Flex, in pre-school, is 14 
now. Helen has her usual housekeeping 
routine and attends a life class twice a 

Ruth Todd's daughter, Betty, a 1950 S. 
B. graduate, was married May 26th. The 
older son, Sam Jr., is an orthopedic 
and was doing Navy duty in Portsmouth, 
'Virginia. He came out in September and is 
now at home with his wife and small son. 
The younger son is a sophomore in medical 
school of the LIniversity of Cincinnati, a 
Duke graduate. 

Aline Morion Burt. La Grange, 111., has 
a married daughter (with two cunning sons) 
who lives in a nearby suburb. The married 
son is a research engineer in top secret 
electronics in Evanston. She spent Mother's 
Day weekend with the younger son, a 
sophomore at Colorado College, returning 
from a trip to California, where she visited 
her sister, Jessie (also S. B.), in San Ma- 
teo. Aline attends several business confer- 
ences a year with her husband who is man- 
ager of Royerson Steel Corp. Recent trips 
were to Mexico and the Caribbean coun- 
tries. Her hobbie of photography supplies 
repeat requests from club shows. She is 
also active in church, community, and Phi 
Beta Phi activities. 

Emily Moon Spilman and husband had a 
three month trip west this spring, attend- 
ing the Methodist Gen^,ral Conference. 
They took the boat to Alaska, flying back to 
Seattle. Were due in Wayne.sboro, Va., 
their home, in July. Four of their children 
are married; Susan in Houlton, Maine; 
Mary E. in Indianapolis; Bill on the paper 
with his father; Louis Jr. in Tenn.. also 
publishing a paper. Bob is at R.-M. college 
and Martha Jane at Mary Washington. 
Their grandchildren number 13. Emily 
keeps busy in Hospital Auxiliary, WSCS 
student chairman, "Va. Mothers Assn., etc. 
I wish you could all see the unique and 
interesting Christmas folder, with pictures 
and sketches of each family group, which 
the Spilmans sent out in 1955. 

Last summer and this I have spent at 
"Va. Beach. It's good to settle down in one 
place for a whole summer again after a 
number of years spent traveling. Am at the 
same school job each winter where I live 
with an aunt in Norfolk. Had a visit yes- 
terday on the beach with Ben (Florine 
Gilbert's son) and Martha (Mattie Ham- 
mond's daughter) Smith. They enjoy their 
young son. 


Secretary: Marie S. Klooz, 3026 Porter 
St., N. W., Washington 8, D. C. 

You all must be tired of your Secretary! 
This time I had only six replies to my re- 
quest for news and views. Two of my 


Alumnae New! 

queries were "duds." Agnes Virginia 
DouRhfrly Pollitt has moved from Eliza- 
bethtown, Ky., and left no address. And 
the same is true of Ruth M.irliii Khnen, 
formerly of Sewickly, Penna. 

Ellen Blown Nichols writes: "We are 
spending this month (Aug.) at Rehoboth 
Beach, Dcla., as we usually do and will re- 
turn to Denton on Labor Day . . 1 am still 
librarian at Caroline High School and en- 
|oy the work very much. My biggest piece 
of news is that our daughter, Ellen Carter 
Nichols, is entering Sweet Briar this Sep- 
tember. She was graduated from the Bald- 
win School in Brj'n Mawr in June, and 
we were very pleased that S. B. accepted 
her. We visited the college last March 
and were surprised at the way it has grown. 
I was so glad to see Helen McMahon 

Lillian Eitrelt Blake reports: "What 
news I have is mostly sad. I lost my hus- 
band m February, after a year's struggle 
tor health. We had just returned from a 
trip to Florida with much hope when it 
happened. He was president of McLean 
Contracting Co. My son is with the same 
firm. He moved back here with his wife 
and my two granddaughters. This is very 
nice for me as you can well imagine . . . 
I had the pleasure of having dinner with 
Louise BriiikUy Caulk in June in her lovely 
home in Suffolk, Virginia. She was ent"r- 
taining Elizabeth Shoop Dixon's friends, 
Kate Cordei Kline and Marian Shaffer 
Wadhams. They were just back from S.B. 
finals. Both looked fine, even better looking 
than 30 years ago. which is when I last 
saw them. Remarkable " 

Emma Mai Crocktll Owen says: "Since 
my second marriage (nearly 7 years ago) I 
have lived in Jackson. Tenn. (87 miles 
from Memphis). I have kept busy with 
Milunteer activities only, until about 10 
months ago when I was asked to be 
Executive Secretaiy of the local Lions Club. 
I am enjoying the work and contact with a 
most active group of men — and it doesn't 
interfere with my social and volunteer civic 
activities, so I continue to play bridge. 
serve as treasurer of the Jackson Chapter 
Associates for the Preservation of Tennes- 
sean Antiquities, and as president of the 
Mary Anna Ashby Milk Fund, etc. I write 
hook reviews for the local paper. The Jack- 
sun Sun. Jackson is a gay place socially, 
so there is always that sort of activity. 

"This spring my only child, Mrs. Wil- 
liam M. Ewing of Far Hills. N. J., pre- 
sented me with another grandson, 'William 
M, Ewing. Jr. Of course he is a darling 
and a welcome addition to the famly. His 
older brother. Frank Crockett Ewing, was 
■) years old in July. Whenever I go East. 
I visit in Bronxville and always see Cath- 
erine Wilson Nolen. She has a lovely home 
there and is a gracious and charming host- 
ess. Yesterday I heard that Fitzallen Ken- 
d.ill Fearing is in Macon, Ga. She had an 
accident recently and has suffered a good 
deal. She was pulling down the garage 
door, and it fell on her. She was alone and 
was not found for a number of hours. I 
caught a glimpse of Lorette Hjmplon 
Hume in Nashville not long ago. 

Beth H.dl Hatcher reports a busy time 
"as a plain old housewife. Our oldest 
daughter. Beth, married last Christmas, .got 

her Masters in foreign affairs from the I', 
of Virginia in June and lives in Charlottes- 
ville. Our middle daughter, Marney. lives 
and works in New York. Our youngest. 
Mary Lynda, is a senior in high school this 
year. They fill all my time." 

Jane Lee Best says: "While at Wrights- 
ville Beach for a couple of weeks last month 
(July) a friend at Chapel Hill. N. C, told 
me that Mathilda Bryiinl George is living 
there. If I go to the 'Hill' in the fall for 
any football games, I will try to locate 
her . . . My husband died in April, 1916, 
so I have had a very busy time, continuing 
his insurance business and raising my son 
and daughter who were 12 and 10. My son 
left college and married at 19. is very much 
a family man and proud papa. My daughter. 
Jane Cutlar. entered S. B. as a transfer 
Junior last fall and is returning for her 
senior year. She loves it and got along 
beautifully. She had attended our old Epis- 
copal Junior College in Raleigh, N, C, for 
2 years." 

Elizabeth Mason Richards says: "My one 
piece of news is a change of address (after 
20 years) to Church Hill, River St., Nor- 
well, Mass. The new house should be fin- 
ished in the early fall. Our son and his 
wife have bought a 200-year-old house just 
6 miles away. They have 5 fireplaces and 8 
acres of land. Our youngest, Caroline, will 
be a Sophomore at Smith. I met my S.B. 
big sister' a week or so ago. She is 
Florence Ires Hathaway, formerly of New 
Jersey, now in Abington, Mass. Lorna Web- 
ber Dowling could give you news of Helen 
Qujyle Teare. 

The grapevine reports that Helen Rich- 
ards Horn has two painting classes: a Pres- 
byterian .group and one at a synagogue. 


special Correspondent: Eleanor Miller 
(Mrs. William B. Patterson), 309 N. 
Ridgeway Drive. Greensboro, N. C. 

The June issue of the Alumnae Nevcs 
has just arrived, and as usual I have turned 
first of all to the Class Notes — hopefully. 
But alack and alas, as usual, there is no 
mention of the class of 'I'S. It is just as if 
we had all passed out of the picture! As I 
feel very much alive, and imagine the rest 
of you do, too, I have decided to "take pen 
in hand " and insert a paragraph or two 
for the next issue. 

I have been threatening to do this for a 
year but somehow the right time never 
came. This weekend in August, while my 
husband has gone on a fishing trip, and 
my only son and daughter are away, would 
seem the opportune time, for practically all 
activities disband in Greensboro for the 
summer. So if you will forgive the fact that 
most of my news is a year old and largely 
personal, I will proceed. 

In June of 1955 my husband and I sailed 
to England to spend two months with son. 
Brown, who was completing his two years 
at Magdalen College, Oxford, on a Rhodes 
Scholarship. \X'e arrived in time to see him 
row for his college in the Royal Regatta at 
HcnIey-on-the-Thames! We travelled around 
together, and saw him receive his Oxford 
degree at the ancient Sheldonian Theater; 
an impressive ceremony lasting over two 
hours, and every word in Latin. The inevi- 
table tea. which we had begun to depend 

on like the British, revived us at the con- 
clusion of the ceremony. 

We spent a month in the British Isles 
and one of the most enjoyable trips was 
the week we toured Southern England in 
our little rented Austin car. We had a 
lovely time visiting most of the old colleges 
and wonderful cathedrals. We telephoned 
Amy Williams Hunter from Winchester 
and she insisted that we have lunch with 
her at Malborough the next day as it was 
not far away. Amy's husband. Tommy, as 
she calls him, is the resident physician at 
Marlborough, one of the loveliest and old- 
est colleges in England. We had no trouble 
finding their home, and entered through an 
iron gate in an old brick wall surrounding 
it. The home is hundreds of years old and 
utterly charming. Amy is the same delight- 
ful person, full of wit and little changed 
in appearance, and her English husband is 
equally attractive. There is a lovely garden, 
typical of all English homes, and in the 
living room a fire was burning in the fire- 
place in spite of its being midsummer. As 
we sat around it chatting. Amy remarked 
that she always had a fire, and said, "In 
fact, in all the twenty-five years I have 
lived over here my feet have never been 
warm. " She loves England, though, as we 
did, and we were fortunate in having lovely 
sunshine the entire summer. We enjoyed 
seeing the college after lunch and their 
handsome second son, who was playing 
cricket. The older son. Peter, is married and 
living in a far-away country (I forget 
where.) We left the Hunters reluctantly at 
tea-time, hoping it would not be .so long 
before we could get together again. 

Several weeks later we had the great 
pleasure of being with another good friend 
and classmate of '25. As you probably 
know, Martha McHenry married Arnold 
Halter of Gruneck. Switzerland, and they 
invited us to be their guests and see their 
wonderful little country that has always 
managed to be at peace with the world. 

We went by plane from London to Paris. 
and while there Martha wrote us to meet 
them in Geneva and she and Arnold would 
drive us through the Alps to their home 
in Thurgau. What a perfect way to see 
Switzerland! Arnold and Martha were such 
gracious, charming hosts, and it was not 
only thrilling to see that lovely country but 
delightful to visit in their beautiful home 
in Gruneck. and get to know their three 
fine sons. That week in Switzerland was 
one of the highlights of our trip and 
something we will never forget. 

This summer of '56 has been another 
eventful one in the lives of the Pattersons. 
Daughter Eleanor graduated from the Col- 
lege of William and Mary June 10. and 
was married June 30 to Benjamin Dalton 
Smith of Milledgeville. Ga. They will live 
in Atlanta while Ben completes his gradu- 
ate work in architecture. 

Shortly after the wedding I went to Lake 
Kanuga for a week and had the pleasure 
of being with Mary Crai^hill Kinyoun. my 
Sweet Briar roommate for your yeais. Mary 
is the same grand person you remember. 
She and another widow. Martha, built a 
charniin.g cabin on the side of a mountain 
at Kanuga. near Hendcrsonville, N. C. and 
live there the year round except when they 
go "a-tripping." 

I go back to Lynchburg frequently to see 

November, 1936 


mother and often play briJ^t with Miss 
Morenus. She has retired and lives in 
Rivermont, not far from mother, and they 
are good friends, playing cards together 
every week. 

This concludes my chapter, e.xcept to say 
that we are happy that our son is going 
into the ministry' and has completed his 
first year at the Episcopal Theological 
School in Cambridge, Mass. 

Looking forward to hearing from the 
rest of you. 

Your old college mate. 

Eleanor Miller Patterson 


Secretary: RuTH Abell (Mrs. Burnett 
Bear), Pleasant Valley, Pa. 
Fiiiid Agent: Helen Mutschler (Mrs. 
Markel Becker), 15 Lake Howard Drive. 
Winter Haven, Fla. 

As you all can plainly see, Helen Becker 
is our new Fund Agent. Wouldn't it be 
great if our class could be the first to have 
100% participation in contributing to the 
Alumnae Fund this year? It takes only a 
dollar from each of us to do it. 

I am so indebted to Lois Peterson Wil- 
son for all the news she has sent me for 
both the June issue and this one. The fol- 
lowing all came from her: Betty Moore 
Rusk visited Marge Shepherd in Washing- 
ton on the way to Reunion. Last spring 
Peg Reinhold spent a day with Dot Booth 
Cockrell in Christ Church, Virginia, catch- 
ing up on twenty-five years of news. Seward 
and Dot Keller Iliff vacationed in Bermuda 
last spring. Man' ^"''' Burton of Charlottes- 
ville visited Virginia Kirkljud McCray in 
Galveston, Texas, last November. Karl and 
Ruth Will Beckh visited Russell and Louise 
Fuller Freeman in Fargo, North Dakota, 
this summer. 

Many thanks to Catherine Fjrruitd Elder 
of Cucamonga, Calif., for her telegram 
to 1926 at Reunion. Edna Lee Gilchrist is 
president of the Women's Auxiliary of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church in Lynchburg this 
year. The twins will be away at school, Joan 
at Shipley in Bryn Mawr and Judy at St. 
Catherine's in Richmond. 

Peg Krider Ivey writes: "We live in 
Teignmouth which is a most beautiful part 
of England on the coast of Devon. Our 
town is a seaside holiday resort and near 
Torquay (the English Riviera), and Exeter 
for big shopping and 41,2 hours to London. 
As Gordon travels half the year, I have 
the house and garden to take care of and 
it keeps me busy with some of the anti- 
quated means at hand. Have been active 
in local clubs. We usually see the Cecil 
Halfords twice a year and occasionally Amy 
Williams Hunter (from Class of 1925)." 

Helen Finch Haiford writes: "After a 
three months' holiday in the States, we re- 
turned to England for Christmas. Then we 
went to visit our daughter, Helen, and our 
adorable grandson in Yokahama. We went 
to Japan by boat, renewing our youth 
at Cairo by riding on camels to see the 
Sphinx and the Pyramids. On our way back 
from Japan by plane we stopped ofif at 
Hong Kong and Bangkok (where due to 
the influence of a friend we were treated 
as V.LP.'s). The Deputy Prime Minister 
gave a luncheon party for us. There was 
no air conditioning and the temperature 

was 110 in the shade. Our next stop was 
Istanbul which I adored. We then flew to 
Rome for five days, then to Paris to stay 
with friends in Versailles. Our son, John, 
recently finished his National Service where 
he was a Lieutenant in the Queen's Royal 
Lancers. " 

Annetta Brown King writes that she is 
working part time in Ken's office plus her 
hospital and church activities. Their oldest, 
Anne, and husband are dairy farmers at 
Black Earth. 'W'is. Anne's oldest, Billy 10, 
holds many trophies from horse shows since 
3 years. 

After 14 years of semi-urban living, the 
Bears are once again among the rurban 
(people who live on farms, but don't actu- 
ally farm) population. We moved out to 
our little farm last January, and love it. 
Our 24 year old son, Burnett, is with the 
Army in Germany, with 7 months of his 
enlistment to go. Our daughter, Andrena, is 
21 and will be a Senior at Smith College 
this year. My husband and I are both still 
much interested in scouting, he with the 
boys, and I with the girls. That, plus 
church, hospital, and housework keeps me 
very busy. 


President: Madeline Brown (Mrs. Mc- 

Farland Wood), Walnut Hill Farm, Hop- 

kinsville, Ky. 

Secreuiry: JuLiA Reynolds (Mrs. Robert 

H. Dreisbach), 908 Kinnaird Avenue, Fort 

Wayne 6, Ind. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Mathews (Mrs. 

Harry A. Wallace, Jr.), 327 Professional 

Bldg., Charleston 1, W. Va. 

Blessings on all you loyal friends who re- 
sponded to my frantic pleas for news. Jo 
Snouden Durham did such an excellent job 
of collecting and passing on the news of 
our class that it is right hard to follow her. 
I didn't think of that angle when I told 
Madeline Brou-n Wood I'd be glad to help 
out and fill in as secretary until next June 
when we can elect a new one. That re- 
minds me — our reunion is June, 1957, and 
this is none too soon to start thinking of 
getting back to see all our old friends. I 
just re-read this and see I've used that 
word "old " too loosely. I'll be careful in 
the future! 

Jo Snouden Durham wrote that her 
daughter Snowden adores S. B. She will be 
a Sophomore in September. Taylor graduat- 
ed from Carolina in June and was in Eu- 
rope on the midshipman cruise this summer. 
He will get his commission in August and 
hopes to be a fly-boy. The twins are at 
Episcopal High and Stuart Hall, respec- 
tively, and will be juniors this fall. Jo and 
Kenneth will be in New York this fall 
and hope to see many 27ers. They are in 
the phone book. We send our sympathy to 
Jo in the loss of her mother in May, 

Our ex-fund agent. Daphne Bunti:ig 
Blair, will be on the Alumnae Council for 
1956-58. Congratulations to her. She and 
her husband and two boys flew to Europe 
this summer for three weeks. They spent 
two weeks on the Continent with Larry's 
brother who is in Germany with the army, 
and a week in London and Edinburgh. 
They were to have the use of their host's 
American wagon so expected to have heaps 
of fun and cover a let of territory with a 

trip down the Rhine and the Drama and 
Music Festivals in Edinburgh being the 
highlights of the trip. 

Babe Albens Foltz wrote in August that 
they were just back from a gay trip to New 
Orleans. They had very pleasant weather 
there but returned to 110 degrees heat in 
Arkansas. Babe hopes to get to Sweet Briar 
this November when she goes to Washing- 
ton and Lee for Parent's Day. Tommy is 
Phi Delt house manager there. Harry is at 
Middlesex. Concord, Mass. (Editor's note 
to Babe: In case I put either of your sons 
in the wrong fraternity house or school, it 
is because your card was blurred. Hope I 
deciphered correctly.) 

Camilla Alsop liyde and her husband re- 
turned from seven weeks in Europe on the 
last successful crossing of the Andrea Doria. 
She said she adored the ship and the 
thought of its sinking made her sick. They 
spent a week in August in Charlottesville, 
Virginia, for the opening of the new Miller 
and Rhodes store there. Incidentally, I spent 
a week in May with my daughter, Georgia 
Dreisbach Kegley, at her home in Char- 
lottesville and we watched with interest the 
work being done on the new store at that 
time. I can't wait to get back there and 
see it. 

Emily Jones Hodge is enjoying having 
her daughter Sara home from her freshman 
year at Mt. Holyoke. They are planning a 
vacation trip to Canada before college 
opens. Emily's son. Bob, has two boys, and 
Emily plans to visit them near Westchester, 
Pa., soon. 

Ruth Lowrance Street has two grand- 
sons. Gordon L. Smith III is 21/2 years old 
and Preston Lowrance Smith is five months. 
Frances Street Smith (Ruth's daughter) and 
her husband and family live in Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. Ruths son. Gordon Jr., will 
enter North Carolina L'niversity this fall. 
Ruth very modestly didn't tell me of the 
grand honor she received this year — but 
Martha Ambrose Nunally did. Ruth was 
chosen "Woman of the Year" by the Chat- 
tanooga Newspaper Woman's Club. Con- 
gratulations. Ruth, and thank you, Martha, 
for telling me. 

Martha Ambrose Nunnally has had an 
eventful year. It began with her daughter 
Alice's marriage at Christmas and hei re- 
turn to Yale Graduate School, where she 
completed work for her M.A. in teaching. 
After that Alice went to Alaska with her 
husband who is stationed at Ladd Air 
Force Base, where Alice will teach this 
fall. Martha's son, David, graduated with 
high honors from University of the South 
at Sewanee and will begin his pre-doctoral 
work in Zoology at Washington L'niversity 
in September on a National Science Founda- 
tion fellowship. As if that weren't enough 
excitement, David was married on Sept. 8th 
to Judith Jones, a darling HoUins girl. 

Elsie Morley Fink has been pretty much 
home bound this past year as her husband 
has not been well. Peter and Elsie (E's 
two oldest) worked at the convention in 
San Francisco. John, aged 16, has been at 
Taft Summer School and returns there in 
the fall. Ann. 15. spent the summer in camp 
in Wisconsin and I imagine with all the re- 
turnees coming back home right now that 
E's life is anything but dull. I can still 
remember the hectic few weeks between 
summer camps and fall terms of school. 


Altimiiae News 

Pauline Payne Backus has sold her home 
in Toledo and they arc building a new 
home which they hope to occupy by the 
first part of January. Pauline says she ex- 
pects to be an authority on septic tanks 
and disposals before they get it finished. 
Meantime her address is Apt. C, 3-121 Mid- 
dlesex, Toledo, Ohio. Pauline had lunch 
with Rebecca Mjiniiiii; Cutler and Marge 
Cramer Crane in New York in May. Hilda 
Harpster (Dr. to her students) spent the 
summer in Toledo with her mother and 
sister's family. Polly says if we could see 
Hilda wed know why she is the most 
glamorous professor at U. of North Caro- 

Helen Smyier Talbot's oldest son is a 
Sophomore at Middlebury College, 'Ver- 
mont. David is in junior high and Jean in 
the 6th grade. Mary Kelly ]'iz.trJ Kelly's 
offspring are as follows: Bill, 26, is in the 
Army at Detrick, Marj'land; Douglas is a 
second Lieut, in the Artillery stationed in 
Korea. Eugene is a Sophomore at Yale. 
Alice Eskeseii Ganzel with her husband, Ed, 
and Penny, 12, and Kristina, 9, spent sev- 
eral days at Sweet Briar. They stayed at 
Mrs. 'VX'ills' and said her hospitality could 
not be equaled and that she has many 
scrapbooks about Sweet Briar which are 
fun to look at. 

\\"e send our sympathy to 'Virginia IF/'/- 
S')ii Robbins whose father died in May. 

Margaret Cramer Crane and her family 
spent five weeks in Spain this summer. Bill 
Jr. will be a freshman at Trinity this fall. 
Cathy will be a senior at Rosemary Hall. 
Marge was a dear and sent me quite a few 
of the above items. 

Elizabeth Mathetrs 'Wallace writes that 
she had a card from Bebe Gilchrist Barnes 
who with her son and mother visited Nor- 
way and Holland. Margaret Schmidt and 
daughter Ruthie visited the 'W^allaces on 
their trip to and from reunion at Sweet 
Briar in June. Peg Williams Bayne's daugh- 
ter is at S. B. C. now. Ibby Litck Hammond 
vacationed in Nantucket this summer. 

To bring you up to date on the Dreis- 
bach family: Georgia, our elder daughter, 
is married to Jack Kegley and lives in 
Charlottesville, 'Va., where Jack is a law- 
yer. They have a 9 month old daughter, 
Julia Reynolds Kegley, who is a dear. Geor- 
gia went back to campus for reunion this 
year with Jean Randolph Bruns, class of 
'51, and had fun seeing old friends. Geor- 
gia, Jack and Julia Reynolds moved into 
their new home this spring and their ad- 
dress is now 1603 Keith 'Valley Road. 
Jerry Lou, our younger daughter, who trans- 
ferred to Indiana University after two years 
at Sweet Briar, graduated from Indiana 
with high honor and spent last year in New 
Orleans. She is a Graduate Assistant in the 
Art Department at Tulane while working 
for her master's degree. Bob and I flew to 
New Orleans in June. Jerr>' joined us for a 
vacation and we flew to Cuba, Yucatan, and 
then to Guatemala for three fun filled 
weeks. Georgia and Julia Reynolds visited 
us in July, and now Jerr>' Lou and I are 
about ready to drive her car through to 
New Orleans again. 

Orchids — or Sweet Briar Roses — to Mar- 
garet Cramer Crane and Daphne Burning 
Blair. Margaret deser\'es many plaudits for 
having completed service as Alumnae Fund 
Agent and Daphne for ser\ing as our Class 

Fund Agent. Both did an excellent job and 
we're proud of them. Do help our new 
Class Fund Agent, Elizabeth Mathews 'Wal- 
lace, to make this another top year for 
1927. She will be giving many hours to 
reminding you to send in your contribu- 
tions. Please sit down for the few minutes 
it takes to write your check and send it in 
when she requests it. 

Thanks again to Jo Snowden Durham 
for the several years in which she was a 
most successful and loyal class secretary. 
Thanks, also, to all of you who sent me 
cards and letters. Please keep it up. Don't 
wait till I send out cards again. Just put 
any news on a card as you hear it and send 
it on to me. I'll guard it carefully till time 
for next news letter. 


Secretary: Elizabeth S. Clark, 227 Bos- 
ton Ave., Lynchburg, 'Va. 
Fuud Agent: Perrone Whittaker (Mrs. 
Robert H. Scott), 32 Whilman St., Ha- 
worth, N. J. 

You who were present for our twenty- 
fifth saw how well we have stood the slings 
and arrows of time and fortune. You who 
received the Summer issue of this publica- 
tion saw the beautiful group picture of us 
with tulips. The rest of you who were 
neither there nor saw us "in person" will 
have to pine for the next five years over 
having missed our famous reunion. The 
only way to find out what you really 
missed is to start now planning for 1961. 

There is so much news I can not begin 
to know where to start. I think you will all 
be grieved to hear of the death of Meta 
Moore McCotter'/ young son, Larry. He 
died suddenly about three weeks before re- 
union. Some of us who were at Sweet 
Briar started a fund in his memory to go 
toward furnishing the Chapel when it is 
built. The Alumnae Association will han- 
dle it and use it as designated. Additional 
contributions may be sent to the College, 
marked for this fund. 

Did you know that we have a grand- 
child? Maybe more, but I know of only 
one. He is John Lord Hettrick, Jr. — one 
year old in May. He is Fanny O'Brien Het- 
trick's first grandchild. He is a cute thing. 
Our "class baby," Carolyn Clegg. daughter 
of Mary Stewart Kelso Littell, was mar- 
ried during the summer to Gordon Johnson 
of Berkeley, Calif. Stewartie could not come 
to reunion because her mother had broken 
her hip. 'Violet Andersen Groll brought her 
daughter. Penny, with her to reunion. She 
is a Junior at Bennington College. 'Violet 
looks grand. She is Secretary to the junior 
partner in a large law firm in Brooklyn. 
Isabelle Bush Thomasson could not come, 
but sent her picture. Very handsome. She 
seems to be very busy and involved in 
community affairs. She is especially inter- 
ested in flowers. Her son. Burgess, now a 
sophomore at Lehigh, grows camellias for 
a hobby. Before he entered college he had 
a camellia nursery business in the back 
yard. "1. Bush's" younger son. Albert, is 
the family athlete and musician. He plays 
basketball, tennis, swims, and is proficient 
on the piano. 

Agnes Cleveland Sandifer's daughter. 
Prudence, is a student at Sweet Briar, and 
Aggie is on the Alumnae Council. It was 

good to see her again. She is very distin- 
guished with her iron grey hair. Ginny 
Cooke Rea was at reunion, looked fine. Her 
daughter, Ann, was again at Camp Alle- 
ghaney. Later in the summer the whole Rea 
family took a tour of the West. I received 
a card from Cooke, Montana. If any of us 
had ever thought we were showing signs 
of age, we could look at Jean Countryman 
Presba and be encouraged. She could have 
passed for a sophomore any day. Virginia 
Derby Howse answered the questionnaire 
with the interesting fact that she and her 
husband are the luckiest "adopted" par- 
ents m the world. They have two, a boy, 
Christopher, and a girl, Candy, ages 9 and 
11. She says they are much worse than 

In reply to the question about grey hair, 
Naomi Doty Stead wrote that she wears 
hers blue. Leiand Barbee Hill says she has 
enough grey in her hair to prove she 
doesn't dye it. Same with me, only the 
white IS winning. Peg Hurd Burbank sent 
me a picture of her beautiful daughter 
Jane, aged 19. She also has a son, Fred, but 
did not honor us with his picture You 
should see Tillie Jones Shillington's darling 
daughter. She sent colored snapshots of 
John and Bill and Sarah. There was never 
anything cuter than Tillie at the age of 18. 
but Sarah is running her a close second! 
The boys are wonderful looking. The 
Shillingtons have bought a farm seventy- 
five miles from St, Louis, and are having 
fun fixing it up. Bill is working on the 
farm. John is married and is with the 
Army in Japan. I hear tell that at his wed- 
ding some one asked if Tillie were his 

This could go on forever, but will have 
to be continued in our next. I have scads 
of lovely information, so if you are in- 
terested in the life and pursuits of your 
classmates send a contribution to the Alum- 
nae Fund and you will not miss a single 
word. Please Note: "We now ha%e a new 
Fund Agent. You did beautifully for Mar- 
jorie. Please be as kind to Perr>'. This is 
the year for lOO'/f contributions from the 
class of 1931. 


President: Marjorie Miller (Mrs. I. F. 
Close), 1475 Caledonia Rd., Town of Mt. 
Royal, Quebec, Canada. 
Secretary: ELIZABETH Job (Mrs. A. H. 
Jopp), 503 Scott Ave., Pikeville, Ky. 
Fund Agent: SusAN Marshall (Mrs. 
V('. B. Timberlake), Ridgewood Rd., Staun- 
ton, Va. 
Howdy Gals, 

Guess after 24 years it takes poetic li- 
cense to use that greeting. Let's all get to- 
gether next June at S.B. and prove that our 
hearts are still young and gay. Yes. it is 
our big year — our 25th reunion. Please 
plan to be there. It will be such fun. You'll 
be so proud to tell us all about your fine 
family. Remember the Faculty baby-picture 
show the A.A.L'.W. sponsored our soph- 
omore year? How about having a picture 
show of our own babies (big or little); we 
want to see their pictures. We'uns who 
ain't got no chillens will drool over yours. 

Here are two wonderful letters to pass 
on to you. Lib Doughtie Bethea writes 
from Memphis, Tenn.: "Can you realize 

November, 1956 


that so many years have passed since we 
graduated? I surely hiipc tii be at our re- 
union next year. We have been living in 
Memphis since 1942. Our 3 children are 
almost grown now. Maury, age 17, will be 
a senior at Miss Hutchinson's School this 
fall. She is president of the senior class and 
an all around girl. Ann Brandon. 14 goes 
to the same school and is so full of life, 
love of athletics and activity of all kinds 
that it is difficult to keep up with her. Both 
eirls are talented in music and are advanced 
students at the Memphis College ot Music. 
They're artistic too. In a recent nation-wide 
contest Ann won two gold keys and a 
scholarship offer for her water colors and 
Maury won a gold key on her oil entry. 
Our son Dick is 11, attends Presbyterian 
Boys School, is all boy. and we all spoil 

'"The last two years my music has 'gone 
with the wind' but I do keep "P J'tii 
church and children's hospital Nvork. Before 
marrying I took Sweet Briar girls to Europe 
^ven different summers. In 19M1 we took 
up European travels again. First a group ot 
debutantes, then mother-daughter groups 
and family groups. It has been an education 
for the children and has enabled us to shaie 
our summers in a marvelous way. Will 
make two trips to Europe this summer. I 
get up the groups myself but work through 
The Brownell Travel Company or Birming- 
ham Alabama, and serve as their Business 
Manager through the entire trip. Last sunv 
mer lo Ann Roberts. Trudy BhmY Rob- 
erts' oldest daughter, went with us. She is 
a darling girl— really beautiful and we fell 
in love with her. Trudy and her husband 
Cavett were here early this spring. 'Trudy is 
on her toes to keep up with her 5 children: 
twin girls, two boys and Ann. 

"We see Virginia Finch 'Waller often, Sa- 
rah Philips Crenshaw occasionally, corres- 
pond with Ted Clan Treadwell and Fran 
Scenciiidivey Stewart very often. Don t 
know yet where Maury will go to college— 
but I have leanings of course toward Sweet 
Briar Am planning to take her and Ann to 
Hawaii in 1957 for a graduation gift. 
(You should see the picture Lib enclosed 
She looks almost as young and beautiful 
as her t^vo girls— and Dick is a Junior 

Exciting and happy news from Alice 
Dabiiey Parker: "Here's to report that 
Betty Allen Magruder (Doctor to us) was 
married on July 21 to Henry Dart Reck 
He is a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard 
and is now working on his Ph.D. in history 
at the University of Virginia. I was the 
cause of it all. for I introduced them to 
each other last summer. Neither of them 
has been the same since! The wedding was 
a lovely and dignified one at Betty Allen's 
old home. After several weeks honeymoon. 
Betty Allen will resume her practice of psy- 
choanalysis in New York City and Henry 
will complete his work on his doctorate in 
Charlottesville. Then he expects to move to 
New York and take up his career. 

"Mine is the enjoyable situation of being 
the mother of an upcoming Sweet Briar 
sophomore. There may have been more en- 
thusiastic Briarites, but you'll have to show 
them to me. Fleming, my daughter, loves 
every aspect of the life at S. B. It has been 
fun meeting Tiny MiiishM Timberlake's, 
Kay Oglesby Mixon's and Agnes Cleveland 

Sandifer's attractive daughters. Many of the 
familiar faces are gone, but enough of the 
faculty are still on hand to make me feel 
that I belong. Betsy, my second daughter, is 
spending the summer playing in tennis 
tournaments. She is 14 and very athletic — 
incredible as it may seem in any child of 
mine. I look at her trophies and marvel 
greatly! " 

Connie Fowler Keeble is working in the 
Medical Illustration Dept. of the L'niversity 
of Va. Hospital; her older son is in the 
army, and her younger one is a freshman 
in high school. Dorothy Smith Berkeley and 
family are spending the summer at Mas- 
coma Lake, Enfield, N. H.. where they 
built a cabin last year, and are in the pro- 
cess of adding to it this year. Their older 
son will be a junior at the L'niversity of 
the South this fall, and Judy a freshman at 
SBC, Bucky a sophomore at Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy. Dorothy has part time jobs 
in the Admissions Office there and as bi- 
ology secretary, just typing and routine 
stuff, according to her. 

Yours truly, Jobie, has given up school 
teaching. Husband Gus says its about time 
when my former pupils begin turning up 
with bald heads, grey heads and grown 
children. All efforts are going to be con- 
centrated on getting the '32ers out for their 
25th next June. All suggestions, mottoes, 
news, inspirational talks, travel hints — will 
be gratefully received. 


President: Hetty Wells (Mrs. Frederick 
W. Finn), 81 West Brother Drive, Green- 
wich, Conn. 

Secretiiry: Anne Marvin, 1518 Dairy Road, 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Fund Agent: Gerry Mallory, 169 East 
Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, N.J. 

Please be sure to contribute to the Alum- 
ae Fund if you have not already done so, 
thus helping to make our class 100% con- 
tributing. If you do you will assure your- 
self of receiving all copies of the News as 
well. You will then be able to keep up 
with the activities of our classmates — pro- 
vided, of course, all of you write me about 
yourselves. I will send cards to all as soon 
as possible. 

This October issue of the News goes to 
■;// alumnae. Sweet Briar and I would ap- 
preciate it very much if you could help us 
locate any of the following girls, who are. 
according to my records, lost. It is an ap- 
palling list of names! Frances (Pat) At- 
kinson, Sara Brown Palmer, Ethel Cameron 
Smith, Elizabeth Cassidy Evans, Mary Clem- 
ens Martha, Ruth Einhart, Jeanne Harmoh 
Weisberger, Madeline Hawes, Eleanor 
Hottenstein Foster, Nancy Jones Haley, 
Catherine Kells Culberson, Margaret Milam, 
Susie Nash, Martha Ellen North Pollitt, 
Inga-Maja Olsson Nylander. Mildred Rahnt 
MacDonald, Isabel Scott Bowen, Helen 
Seaton, Alice Smith Myers, Mary Rose 
Taylor Anderson, Virginia Vogler, Mary 
Jane W'alne Marshall, Ann M"iitk/ns Boat- 
ner, Glen Worthington Allen, Hannah 
Wright Vosburgh and Sarah Zoller. 

I had planned to have a great deal of 
news for this issue gleaned during the sum- 
mer months; instead I went for a wonderful 
trip and let my news gathering go. My va- 
cation was, as usual, the month of August. 

I flew first to Paris where I spent a couple 
of days with my six year old godson and 
his lively family. We had a wonderful 
time. Then on to Switzerland for about 
thirteen days. This is a glorious country 
and I had a perfect time there too with 
many varied experiences, just a few of 
which follow. From Montana I took the 
cable car to Bellalui with its gorgeous view. 
It was so hot and glarey that I bought 
sunglasses. In Zermatt I got caught in a 
hail storm and snow c-n the Gornegrat. The 
view of the Matterhorn from Zermatt is 
superb. Why anyone wt)uld want to try to 
climb the Matterhorn is a mystery to me! 
(The gravestones in a little church yard 
tell so much: "died in a snowstorm on the 
Matterhorn" — "died in a crevasse" — 
"killed by falling stones.") I could write 
reams on Switzerland, but will spare you 
and go on to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here the 
two main events were seeing her Majesty 
the Queen and the Duke within touching 
distance (they walked down the red carpet 
and my feet were only a couple of inches 
from the carpet). They are certainly a fine 
looking couple. No wonder they are so 
beloved. The next thrilling event was sit- 
ting in the best seat at "The Tatoo" (on 
the Queen's night) which as all of you 
know is a spectacular military display at 
the floodlit castle with pipes, urums, bands, 
tartans, dancing etc. It is indescribable. 
While in Edinburgh I stayed with two dear 
Scottish ladies who are friends of mine. 
Then on to Surrey for a delightful visit 
with my twelve year old goddaughter and 
her charming family. Next to the New 
Forest, where I was fascinated by the pic- 
turesque thatched roofs and the very pretty 
wild ponies. (By the way those ponies are 
dangerous as they are not fenced in at all 
and are all over the roads, and people 
feeding them or children playing with them 
are often bitten and kicked.) They are 
most effective and add much to the I-Jeiv 
Forest. Then homeward bound August ^1. 
This could be much longer, but enough is 
enough about me. 


Anne Marvin 


President: Elizabeth Johnston (Mrs. 

Warren W. Clute, Jr.); Watkins Glenn, 

N. Y. 

Secretary: Anne Baker (Mrs. Howard 

L. Gerhart), Vineyard Dr., Rt. 5, Gibsonia, 


Fund Agent: Juliet Halliburton (Mrs. 
Oscar W. Burnett), 1910 Lafayette Ave., 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Before I begin my news I want to re- 
mind you all of the Alumnae Fund. Please 
send your contribution in today. Don't feel 
that it must be a large donation to count. If 
you contribute, I'll do my best to see there 
is news in each issue of the Alumnae 

"Lav" Dillon Wintzer writes that last 
year she moved into a home which she and 
her husband had built outside of Wilming- 
ton. The postal address is Montchanin, Del, 
Lav has three children, Treu (13), Charles 
(10), and Eliza (9) and a golden retriever 
so we know she is a busy mother, 

Hester Kraemer Avery gave birth to her 
fijth child (fourth son) last spring. His 


Ahitiinae News 

name is Robert Lee Avery II. At present 
writing she is at Carlisle Barricks, Pa., 
where her husband will be at the Army 
War College for ten months. Perhaps she 
will see Gretchen Geib Troup who is in 
Harrisburg. Gretchen writes that they va- 
cationed at Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier in 
the year and at Stone Harbor, N. J., this 
summer. Also last spring I received a card 
from Virginia Ciiniinigham Brooks from 
Calif, which told of a long vacation in 
South America with her husband. She was 
able to leave the two older children in 
boarding school and the eight year old with 
his grandparents. 

Gee Gee and Robert Carpenter visited 
Bob's mother in Pittsburgh and Betty 
Thtinip.uiii Reif invited us in for cocktails. 
On that occasion I decided that the three 
of us had very nice husbands. Betty Reif's 
son towered over all of us and made me 
realize more than either of the girls the 
passing cf time. Betty was getting ready for 
another summer in Northern Michigan. Gee 
Gee had a fine summer with a vacation of 
two weeks in Maine and a week in Canada. 
She, too, is back in harness again with 
Brownie Troop, P.T.A. and College Club 
activities. Lucy Hoblitzell writes that she 
is back in the groove of teaching rugged 
sixth graders (I have one) near Bethesda. 
She had a wonderful tour of the Scandi- 
navian countries and Europe. It's her sec- 
ond jaunt to Europe as an aide to a very 
able tour director. 

Gen Crossman Stevens has moved — 
across town so she still is in Birmingham, 
Mich. The summer was spent at their home 
on Saginaw Bay, the highlight being a two 
week house party for five 16 year old girls. 
Speaking of girls, Lida Read Voigbt 
Young writes that she was in Washington 
and New York this summer, and returned 
to present her two older daughters at the 
Cotton Ball in Chattanooga. Lida, her 
eldest daughter, is attending the LTniversity 
of Georgia. Of other alumnae daughters 
comes news from Ellen Pvjit McGowin 
that her daughter, Florence McGowin, has 
entered Sweet Briar as a freshman this year. 
So far this is the first daughter of our class 
to go to S. B. C. 

Mary Marks writes that she will be trav- 
elling this year, since they are expanding 
teacber training to include high school 
workshops and conferences. Her home base, 
however, is still at Richmond Professional 
Institute. Mary says that Helen Wolcott 
has been virus stricken this summer and I 
hope is returned to health now. Marie 
Schroeder Thomas is teaching in the Wil- 
liamsburg High School. Her son, Cappy, is 
in the Junior High and her daughter, Sarah, 
is almost eight years old. With the short- 
.age of good teachers, I admire all those 
who return to it. Rebecca Marriner has 
moved to the Pittsburgh area and is teach- 
ing school in the Western Pennsylvania 
School for the Deaf. She has been in Staun- 
ton, 'Va., and this summer took some courses 
in audiology at Northwestern. Cary Bui- 
u'tll Carter is in North Carolina now where 
her husband is Headmaster of Summit 
School. The family spent the summer at 
Camp Grctnbriar, W. Va.. where Nick was 
director. She saw Ginny Bohhiil Shuffle, but 
gave no more details. Her children are 
Ann, 15, and Chick, 12 

Alice Laubach writes of a wonderful 
vacation to Canada, 4500 miles, visiting 
Quebec, Montreal, around the Gaspe and 
through Nova Scotia. She w'rites that the 
weather was perfect which is more than 
one can say for many parts of the U. S. A. 
News of Blandina Jones Skilton whose old- 
est son entered Cornell this fall comes from 
Judy Peterhus in Cleveland. Judy also saw 
Alice McClnskcy Schlendorf who with her 
husband and three children has moved 
back to Cleveland from Fla. Elizabeth 
Myi-rs Harding says that she will be heading 
back to S. B. C. for Alumnae Council meet- 
ings. Her summer has been busy with 
sailing, especially with the National Atlan- 
tic races. After her return to S. B. C, she 
and Ken hope to go on a Carribean cruise. 

After struggling to get four children ofi' 
to school this fall, that cruise sounds heav- 
enly to me. Howard and I did have our four 
week trip (flying most of the time) to 
Europe last spring. We stopped off in Scot- 
land to visit St. Andrews and I felt youth 
returning as I uMched a Saturd.iy night 
impromptu — no different from twenty years 
ago, even to the chill in the dance hall 
which only a Scottish reel could remove. 
We spent time in Denmark, Germany 
(skiing at Garmisch) and then went into 
Italy which was the highlight for both of 
us since neither had been there before. We 
returned via Switzerland, Holland and 
London, where I had a wonderful time 
with old friends (very little sightseeing). 
This is a thumbnail sketch of (to us) a 
perfect remedy for all known ills. 

One more item of news before I leave. 
I took my usual pilgrimage to Northern 
Michigan with the children to see Mother. 
Passing through Lansing I stopped to look 
up Rusty (Eleanor Ruu Mattern). The re- 
sult of that 15 minute call was that she 
and Bob with the two boys drove up for a 
visit on a later weekend. W had a per- 
fectly delightful visit. Our boys had a 
great time together, especially John and 
Peter, and only Ann suffered. Being the 
only girl, she came in for much teasing. 
We are looking forward to future contacts 
in summers to come. 

All those who received cards please 
return them so I'll have ammunition for 
the next issue. 


President: Mary Talcott (Mrs. E. Griffith 
Dodson, Jr.), 122 27th St., S.E., Roanoke, 

Secretary: Helen Dorothy Nicholson 
(Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr.), 28-10 St. Andrews 
Lane, Charlotte, N. C. 
fund Agent: MoSELLE Worsley (Mrs. 
Quigg Fletcher), 804 Peachtree Dr., Co- 
lumbus, Ga. 
Dear Class of '38: 

It has been so good to reach into the 
mail each morning and find your reply cards 
to me. Some of you went beyond the call of 
duty and wrote letters for which I thank 
you immensely. The first one to arri\e was 
from Pollyanna Shutwell Holloway in Baton 
Rouge, and she wrote of an unexpected 
but wonderful \isit from Florence Ciien 
Crosnoe and husband (of Texarkana) from 
whom we've heard little in past years. How- 
good to hear of their trip with son Caven, 

15, on their way to the Gulf Coast. Ralph is 
in the aerial cropdusting and seeding busi- 
ness. Flossie brought word also of Mildred 
Pharr Clark who also lives in Texarkana, 
and the three families are eagerly antici- 
pating a reunion at the Arkansas-L.S.U. 
game this fall. The Holloways themselves 
went to Sewanee last June for Robert's re- 
union and saw Virginia Gt/ild Colmore 
who's prettier than ever. She has three 
boys. Polly is her usual busy self as presi- 
dent of her church Women's Auxiliary, 
and making preparations to build a new 
home. Her three active children keep her 
extra busy, but this summer they relaxed at 
Rainbow Springs, Florida, where they 
learned to water ski. Rcjbert has learned to 
fly, and Polly says she's trying to be brave 
enough to flit around the country in his 
Cessna with him. She sends love to every- 

The next letter came from Mary Thomp- 
son Fabbrini of 1360 Jones St., San Fran- 
cisco, and just like Mary, it literally bub- 
bled with personality and cheer. Thanks to 
the con\ention of Wine & Spirits Whole- 
salers in that lovely city, she got in a great 
\isit with Vesta and Eddie Haselden. 
Mary's husband is with Beaulieu Vine- 
yard wines and Eddie with McKesson-Rob- 
bins. They also ran into each other later at 
Las Vegas and I'm sure that was fun. In 
May and June the Fabbrinis were in New 
York but didn't get to see any Briarites as 
she was busy haunting shops frr her new 
apartment on top of Nob Hill with the 
"most divine view." Mary is editing the 
Junior League magazine of San Francisco, 
Spectator, which is "the size of a thin Neu' 
Yorker, if not the quality" — fun but work. 
Mary gave me new-s of Nell Winship Mon- 
gold of whom we've had very little recent 
word. After many years in Olive Branch, 
Miss., wJiere her husband, an American Air- 
lines pilot, was based, and where they lit- 
erally built their own home (written up in 
Parents' Magazine) and got it just right, 
they are being sent to Atlanta. The Mon- 
golds have two little boys and one darling 
little girl. Mary urges everyone to descend 
on S. B. en masse in '58. I agree! 

"Shanghai" Gregory Marrow writes me 
from Tarboro, N. C., that she was in 
Charlotte for the A.A.LI, sw'imming meet in 
August. She had two boys on the squad, 
not champions yet, she says. Her Jim, 9, 
made a good showing in the midget boys 
class. She promises to call me when she 
and her husband join mutual friends of 
ours here for Davidson Homecoming. 

From Toledo Dotty Gipe Clement hap- 
pily writes of the arrival of their fifth child 
on March 3, another future Briarite. Su- 
sanna, making a total of four girls and one 
bey. The summer was spent quietly at 
home, but come fall. Dotty will resume Girl 
Scouts, Jr. League, etc., taking time out for 
a trip to Denver with John in October. 

Nancy McCatidlish Prichard heartily rec- 
ommends to all mothers the type of vacation 
she had this summer — 2V'2 weeks al home 
while her husband took all three children 
by air to Montana. She is pleased with the 
outcome of the Democratic convention and 
hopes for a Democratic preference in No- 
vember. (Dear Nancy: I'll have to cancel 
your vote!) 

Great to get a card from Dee Annfield 

NovrMBKR. 19^6 


Cannon just 70 miles up the road, but 
might just as well be 70U, for all our visits 
in the past! She reports that she will have 
three children in school this fall, and one 
in kindergarten. She's County Chairman for 
Girl Scouts. Dee proudly announces that she 
has a niece at S.B. — Saliie Millis Armfield. 

I'm sure we must be setting a record with 
this statement of fact — Denise Diipont 
Zapffe has eight children and her card was 
mailed from Minnesota where they were all 
vacationing at their summer home on Gull 
Lake, North Brainerd. Denise. Jr., is a 
senior at Stuart Hall, and is quite a swim- 
mer for along with her mother .swam Gull 
Lake (5 miles) last year. This year Denises 
9-year old daughter and 12-year old son 
swam across Gull Lake, 1V2 miles. All the 
family is no doubt now back in Baltimore 
■where they make their winter home. 

The cards as you see came from all over. 
Here's one from Louisa Giiice Prince, in 
Phoenix, Arizona. She says they miss Caro- 
lina but the girls think it romantic they 
-were born in Charlotte. Leslie 16, and Helen 
14, are sweet tall blondes, and Prairie, "the 
Terror," is 6. Charlie is a cotton buyer and 
life in Arizona is really something. They 
hope to send the girls somewhere East to 
college. Last winter at a Junior Assembly 
formal she ran into Janet Forhusb Mead who 
with her family was spending Christmas 
there, on the last leg of a world tour which 
took more than a year. Louisa wants to 
know where Peggy Greene Michel is and 
requests a letter — 1147 E. Lawrence Rd. 

Mildred Gill 'Williamson and Fritz Cor- 
des Hoffman and their families joined 
forces this summer at the 'Williamson's 
summer cottage on the James River. A great 
time was had by all. Mildred says four 
cute girls are entering S.B. this fall from 
Petersburg. 'Va., a record. 

A card from Helen Hays Crowley in 
Shaker Heights tells of taking a refresher 
business course followed by a new job 
in an advertising agency last year . . . three 
days a week. Eventually she wants to work 
full time but now her job coincides with 
children's school hours. Carol is in 10th 
grade, Jim 8th. Helen's work is highly 
technical — service manuals of all types for 
aircraft, making a "rough repro," layout, 
paste-up and then final. Pages are photo- 
graphed and printed from negatives! 

Kay Hoyt says she's back at her same 
school job after a nice summer and vaca- 
tion in Lakeville, Conn. She likes her work 
more and more. Good to hear from Ida 
Ted/nan Pierce in Richmond who had just 
bought a house and moved in. She is glad 
to spread out at her new address, 25 Libbie 
Ave. Ida tells of Gene Brock Hawley visit- 
ing her family for a month, and what a 
good time they had. Gene lives in Cleveland 
now. I was also glad to know you have 
met Mary Jones, wife of Union Theological 
Seminary's president, a lovely person and 
gocd friend. Hope all you Richmonders will 
go see her. 

Betty Bowley Phillips has been living at 
922 Mason Headley Rd., in Lexington, Ky., 
for a year and a half. Her husband, Frank, 
is airport manager of Blue Grass Field, and 
son Bob is three years old. Betty says she 
doesn't get around much but to tell every- 
body "hello." 

The word from Lucy Taliaferro Nicker- 
son in Fair Haven, N. J., makes me envious 

of her summer. They stayed at home, and 
with the children and their motorboat, filled 
their time with fishing and crabbing and 
ocean. Also from New Jersey is a card 
from Lucile Seriieani Leonard, who lives 
and keeps a busy life at Pompton Lake. 
They went to Oklahoma this past summer 
to visit Earl's family, but the rest of the 
time she was busy in her house and vege- 
table garden. At this point, she is resuming 
PTA, Cubs and choir activities. 

Jin Faulkner Mathews says she hasn't 
been doing a thing interesting, just busy 
with children, car pools, etc, with spring 
and fall trips to Florida last year to see 
her family. A train trip to Huntington dur- 
ing the summer showed her airborne chil- 
dren that mode of travel. Jin is planning 
towards our 20th in '58 as I hope all of 
you are doing. 

"Sammy" Hamilton Schuck at last hap- 
pily brings me up to date. Husband, Con- 
nie (Conrad), is associate professor of Eng- 
lish at N. Y . State College for Teachers at 
Buffalo, and also very active in dramatics 
at the Grand Island Playhouse and Studio 
Theatre there. Sammy tags along to paint 
scenery sometimes, and also is busy tagging 
along after her two Little Leaguers, son 
Peter, 13, an ex-L.L. catcher, and Robbie, 
10, pitcher. All very busy and happy. 

From Janice Wiley Adams, Campbell Rd., 
R. D. No. I, Bernardsville, N. J.: '"We have 
made a move locally to some windswept 
meadow land on top of the Bernardsville 
mountains. The orchard's begun, and sheep 
and horses in time." Janice also wonders if 
she's flexible enough to keep a cradle-to- 
high-school approach, since her children's 
ages range accordingly. 

It's good to hear what wonderful vaca- 
tions some of you enjoyed. Billie Heizer 
Hickenlooper has just returned from a 
marvelous five weeks in England. Her hus- 
band. Bo, went on business, so they took 
the four children, and she drove 2500 rainy 
miles, saw everything with the youngsters 
and met "Bo " for weekends. They had a 
7-passenger Bedford Dormabile, sort of like 
a small blue and yellow bus. All back in 
school now after a super-educational sum- 

The Tates had a quiet time, literally, as 
both children were away at camp, Caroline, 
14, at Rockbrook in Brevard, for her fourth 
summer, and John, 9, at Pinnacle, near 
Hendersonville, for his first month away 
from home. We had a week at High Hamp- 
ton while they were away, and it was right 
uncanny the number of Briarites we dis- 
covered, either before or after our time 
there. Becky Young Frazer and her family 
were there and we had a great time remi- 
niscing. Also Louise Kirk and Bull Headley, 
Martha Jean Brooks and Tommy Miller, 
with whom we had hilarious fun. And over 
at Rockbrook Parents Day whom should I 
find but dear ol' Mozelle W'orsley Fletcher 
and her husband Quigg. Their daughter 
Emily was also a camper. "Mo" is won- 
derful as always, and says she's played a lot 
of golf this summer but just before dark, so 
as not to have a sunstroke. She adds a plug 
for our Alumnae Fund and says to coop- 
erate and give, when you hear from her 
this fall. Also at Parents Day was Mary 
Elizabeth Barge Schroder and handsome 

As I hadn't heard from Vesta recently. 

who unfortunately had a bad case of pneu- 
monitis this summer, I picked up the phone 
yesterday and called her. We chatted a spell, 
and she sounded great, but had no news of 
S. B. chums, except to tell of the fun witii 
Thompson in S. F. She said "hey" to one 
and all. 

Rilma Wilson Allen continues at her 
usual busy pace. She, Lottie Lewis Woollen 
and I joined forces with three other girls 
and had a wonderfully relaxed time at 
Garden City Beach for four days this past 
May. She spent most of the summer hauling 
Robert back and forth to the Club pool, 
which is near me, so stopped in often. Over 
Labor Day she was at Myrtle Beach witii 
Martha Matheti'S Monroe. 

It was a real joy to see Wileyna Upshaw 
Kennedy and her husband. Bob, when they 
visited in Charlotte this past July. Both 
look wonderful and we had a lot to catch 
up on. Their 2 boys, Robert and Divid, 
were in Camp Yonanoka at Linville, V. C, 
and most convenient to reach from here. 
However, Bob and Wy stayed only a few 
days before going on to Atlanta. They were 
planning to be back in Linville for the 
Ladies Golf Tournament as Wy is quite .i 
fiend at the game. Both boys also play quite 
well. As you no doubt know, the Kennedys 
still live in Eufaula, Ala. 

No other news. But if your name isn't 
in this, it's because I haven't heard from 
you by this deadline. So pay your money 
and get the next issues. 


Dolly Nick 


President: JULIE SANDERS (Mrs. Richard 
A. Michaux), 4502 Dover Road, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Secretary: Jean Oliver (Mrs. E. Alton 
Sartor, Jr.), 546 Unadilla Street, Shreve- 
port. La. 

Fund Agents: Mary Elizabeth Barge 
(Mrs. WiUam H. Schroder, Jr.), 2628 
Habersham Road, Atlanta, Ga.; Sarah 
Belk (Mrs. Charles G. Gambrell), 125 E. 
S4th Street, Apt. 6-A, New York, N.V. 

It looks as if all our classmates are off 
to the usual fall races — what with school 
and routine activities starting anew for the 
year. I'm ready to flop down on a deep pile 
of Ann Park's pet Zoysia grass at her enter- 
prising Calverton Zoysia Farm in Norfolk, 
Va., and review that good old summer va 
cation in North Carolina. Ann seems to 
have the answer for all busy people — she 
holds down two jobs — from 9 to 5 works 
for Luria Steel and Trading Corp. on 
Standard time in the morning and Daylight 
in the afternoon, and lovingly tends that 
Zoysia grass in whatever time there is 
left. And you think you're busy ! 

Several others rather wistfully hark back 
to pleasant summer vacations. Judy Judd 
Patton traveled all the way from Eugene. 
Oregon, to Minnesota for a family reunion 
with her sister Phoebe Judd Tooke, ('38) 
who lives in Shreveport. Mary Jeff Welles 
Parson also visited John's family in Minne- 
sota after a flight to Denver from Luray, 
Va. — much to the thrill of the children 
aged 5, 9 and 11. Kay Richards De Lancey 
and Bob also f!ew to Colorado with their 4 
children to partake of Pikes Peak, a rodeo, 
and a gold mine before going back to 


Alumnae News 

Kec-ne, N. H. Kay's enthusiasm for S. B. C. 
decided a friend to enter as a freshman this 
fall, so let's all talk it up. By the way, 
don't forget to pay those dues so we can 
all have a hand in the Sweet Briar of today 
and receive the Alumnae News. 

Happy jamei Wathen spent the summer 
in Maine, and saw Nancy Nolle Lea and 
family. Back in Washington, D. C, Happy 
had lunch with Betty Frazier Rinehart (on 
a visit from Tulsa with her husband) and 
Jean McKeriiiey Stoddard who was getting 
ready to depart for 2 years in Florence. 
How Jean gets around ! Those three 
pledged to return to S. B. C. for our 20th 
reunion tho', so maybe the rest of us had 
better join them for the fun. Jane Hnlderi 
■VC^alker paid a brief visit to the campus 
enroute from Chattanooga to Washington, 
N. Y, C, and Boston. That was her first 
return since she was there as a freshman, 
and she had fun "showing husband Jack 
and sons Jack and James where mother 
spent first year in college." Jane is now 
busy as chairman of a children's play put 
on by Strawbridge Productions of N. Y., 
and sponsored by A A U W. 

It's a big thrill seeing college friends 
again, as several girls report. Mary Lou 
Simpson Bulkley enjoyed the Junior League 
Conference in Quebec all the more because 
"it turned out to be a miniature S. B. C. re- 
union." She saw Happy and Henri Minor 
Hart, plus others of the younger genera- 
tion. However, Mary Lou was snowed in 
for a N. Y. reunion in the spring with 
Florence Swift Durrance who was there 
with her husband, a professor at the LTni- 
versity of Fla. That made Florence appre- 
ciate her balmy climate all the more, and 
she has "a special welcome mat for all 
S. B. C. friends headed south for a vaca- 
tion." Mary Lou has received glowing let- 
ters from Janet Ti-osch who is stationed in 
Trieste with the \J. S. Government. Betsy 
Camphell Gawthrop went up from West 
Chester, Pa., to N. H. and Maine, and one 
day had lunch with Dutch H.mher Crowe, 
Mardie Liuie Lafayette, Lucy Lloyd and 
Anne Rump. Betsy saw Boot Vanderhill 
Brc^wn and family at the 20th Haverford 
reunion of their husbands. Betsy has a 
cousin, lane Holderman, now at Sweet 
Briar. Mary Mackintosh Sherer had a visit 
from Mar>' Treadway Downs — Tready and 
Fritz were on their way to Vermont, cele- 
brating their 10th anniversary. Mary Mac 
is thrilled to be moving Nov. 1 into a new 
home in Holden, Mass., and "the home and 
view are worth a trip." 

Augusta Saul Edwards thinks parents of 
triplets are lucky — she has 3 P.T.A.'s, 
what with a 1'5 year old son in High, a 
12 year old son in Junior High, and an 8 
year old daughter in elementary school in 
Roanoke! Also, church work holds her 
interest this year. She chats S. B. C. with 
next-door-neighbor Martha Rector McGee 

Jean Blaci Deland is also building a new 
house, and is moving Nov. 1 to Wilton, 
Conn. Jean "would love to know who is 
in charge of things around Wilton", so 
you New Englanders help her out! 

Gertrude Robertson Midlen in Washing- 
ton has our deep sympathy for the death of 
her father and aunt during this past year. 
She hopes to visit S. B. C. this fall. 

Ronnie Mann Hawkes in Boonton, N, J„ 

writes that she and Stuart are enjoymg 
their farm and riding daily. The oldest bc.y 
is a naval pilot in Japan, the next boy is 
at Hamilton, and the youngest at Brov/n. 
They flew to Maine and enjoyed the Alla- 
gosh Canoe trip, and were ready to Irave 
for San Francisco and the American College 
of Surgeons. Nancy Beard Dix writes that 
she stays home in Baltimore because her 
husbanci, Parks, "constantly travels ov;r the 
U. S. for National Plastic Products Co., and 
is delighted to settle on weekends." Tneir 
Anne is almost 10. 

A "catch-up" note from Mary Spear Roo- 
ney says that they arrived in San Mateo, 
California, by devious steps after her son 
Peter developed asthma in Annapolis. Peter 
is now nearly 18 (asthma cured) and a 
sophomore at Stanford, and Mary keeps 
busy driving with the Red Cross Motor 
Corps. She wishes she could see some S.B.C. 
classmates, and says "hello to all." Margaret 
Myers Glenn reports from Long Beach, 
Wash., that she and Frank have a year old 
fourth son, Jonathon David. Patty Bah 
Vincent announces the arrival of Mary Dean 
on Mar. 21st to join Simon 7, and Sarah 6 
in Durham, N. C. I know how busy these 
mamas are, as 18 month old Oliver keeps 
me in a storm — to say nothing of Ibby and 
Balfour at 10 and 7 ! 

"J. O." 


President: Helen Schmid (Mrs William 
H. Hardy), 2740 Lake Drive, S. E., Grand 
Rapids 6, Mich. 

Secretary: Muriel Barrows (Mrs. James 
F. Neall), 64 Niles St., Hartford, Conn. 
Fund Agent: HoRTENSE Powell (Mrs. 
Prentice Cooper), Shelbyville, Tenn. 

At last a few brief words from our Presi- 
dent! Her letter is so newsy I will quote it 

"We are spending another wonderful 
summer at our cottage at Macatawa, Michi- 
gan. It is even restful this year on the 
beach for the five seem to be able to hold 
their own in the water. For so many years I 
stood knee deep in water ready to pull out 
floundering souls. It's a joy to relax. Bill is 
14, Ed 12, David 9, and twins. Bob and 
Syl 5, enroute to school in the fall. Be- 
sides children we house a fairly good sup- 
ply of pets, too. At the moment we number 
one dog, one bird, one eighteen pound 
turtle from the Mahaje Desert, a fish, and 
the latest acquisition, 8 baby possums left 
motherless in the nearby woods. 

"On the 24th of August, besides celebrat- 
ing our Ifith anniversary, we are expecting 
an overnight visit from Blair Bunting Both 
and family on their way north. I'm sure you 
know they have moved to Winnetka, Illi- 
nois (Sec. note: address is 529 Cedar St., 
Winnetka) and seem to be loving it. They 
have rented a large old house tor the sum- 
mer months. Helen Cornwell Jones was sup- 
posed to have stopped on her way to Char- 
levoix, Mich., this summer with family, but 
plans went awry. They had a wonderful re- 
union with both sides of the family, how- 
ever, in Charlevoix, and hope to come back 
next summer via Grand Rapids. Am glad to 
hear of all the Class Slim Jims — I struggle 
to hold my own and am now on Coronet 
Blitz Diet." 

And an airmail from Emory Gill Wil- 
liams was a most welcome reply to my 

request for news. She deserves to tell her 
own tale: 

"Canny Lancaster Pasco and Merrill have 
just bought a lovely house on Crupthill 
Road, and they are doing it all over. Canny 
is Godmother, incidentally, to our tliird 
daughter, Melinda. They have three boys 
and a girl. Jane Goolrich Murrill and Tom- 
my are the glamorous ones this summer! 
They had a glorious trip to Europe in late 
May, were gone about 4 weeks, and visited 
England, France and Italy. We have seen 
pictures of their trip, and it looked too di- 
vine for words. Jane deserved that trip — 
she had just completed a tour of dutv as a 
very successful Chairman of Garden Week 
in Virginia. That was a tremendous job 
and a great honor for anyone as young as 

"Mary Petty Bedell with husband Wood 
and four sons have been traveling all sum- 
mer. She first went to Charleston, S. C, for 
a visit with Wood's mother, and now 1 
understand is on a trip with the family in 
Canada. Ann Adamson Taylor (Godmother 
to my eldest daughter, Dabney, now 12, 
and I am godmother to her Sally) is still 
living in Baltimore and loving it. She 
recently had a lovely trip to the Homestead. 
Hot Springs, with her parents. Canky and I 
had a superb trip to Bermuda in May — our 
first glimpse of that heavenly place — and 
the two weeks were too short ! Now back to 
the grind with our five plus the dog 

Word from Newport, Va., tells of 
the adoption, last December, of a son. Ma- 
son Cooke, to William and Ann Cooke 
Gilliam. Jane Balser Grant, who has been 
lost, is now found, in Brunswick, Maine, 
Route No. 1 to be exact. Actually, it doesn't 
seem to be too exact, but all the address 
she seems to need. Phoopie Burroughs Liv- 
ingston has done it again — moved that is! 
She has leapt from the wilds of Pc^rtland, 
Maine, into E. 90th St., New York City, 
with the two girls going to Chapm. Ap- 
parently Henry has a job with Morgan 
Stanley (some connection with f. P. Mor- 
gan, I understand > and the family has been 
in Hudson, N. Y., at his ancestral home 
since early summer. Now at last someone 
to stand in line for "My Fair Lady" the- 
atre tickets! 

And now one and all, send in your 
check for the Alumnae Fund right away. 
Remember, no check, no chatter. 


President: Joan Devore (Mrs. John E. 
Roth, Jr.), 2719 Hampshire Ave., Cincin- 
nati 8, Ohio. 

Fund Agent: Evelyn Cantey (Mrs. An- 
drew B." Marion), 11 Trails End, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Secretary: Margaret Stuart Wilson 
(Mrs. Kenneth H. Dickey), 1902 Ash St., 
Texarkana, Ark. 

To those of you who were unable to at- 
tend our nth Reunion, let me extend our 
real sympathy. We had the niost wonderful 
time that you can possibly im.igine, and we 
surely missed each of you. Martha Jean 
Broolis Miller and Louise Kirk Headley had 
thought of cver>'thing to make Reunion per- 
fect. Twenty-eight of our class were there, 
along with about 175 other returning alum- 

NOVEMBER. 19''6 


nae. I thought you'd like to know w litre 
they live now, too — 

Anne Boroiig,h O'Conner, Montrose, N.Y. 

Lillian Brtedloie White, Glenmore, Pa. 

Martha Jean Brooks Miller. Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Evelyn Cantey Marion, Greenville, S. C. 

Frances Chichesler Hull, Fredericksburg, 

Elizabeth Colley Shelton. Lookout Mt., 

Margaret Craighill Price. Washington. 
D. C 

Judith Davidson Walker. Quantico. Va. 

Joan Derore Roth. Cincinnati, Ohio 

Decca Gilmer Frackelton, Fredericksburg, 

Helen Guhiii Wallace. Leesburg, Va. 

Barbara Holmaii Whitcomb, Wellesley, 

Betty Irvine Phillips. Warwick. Va. 

Louise Kirk Headley. Tallahassee, Fla. 

Louise Lembeck Reydel. Plainfield, N. J. 

Helen Anne Litlletun Hauslein, Wayne, 

Lucy Lloyd, Downingtown, Pa. 

Anita Loiirig Lewis, Carlisle, Pa. 

Joan Myen Cole. Rosemont. Pa. 

Emmie Lou Phillips Lohmeyer, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Mary Scully Olney, Fulton, N. Y. 

Laetitia Seibels Frothingham, Sewickley, 

Patricia Sorenson Ackard, Denver, Colo. 

Peg Tomlin Graves, Lynchburg. Va, 

Betsy Toirer Bennett, Irvington-oti-the- 
Hudson, N. Y. 

Helen Va/soii Hill, Rochester, N. V. 

Margaret Stuart Wilson Dickey, Tc-xar- 
kana. Ark. 

All our class roomed on 2nd floor Reid 
— wonderful for many confabs and bull 
sessions until the wee small hours. Saturday 
■was the only rainy day. with Paint and 
Patches luncheon and President Pannells 
Garden Party held indoors. Those who 
have not yet met Mrs. Pannell have a treat 
in store. She is most gracious and attrac- 
tive — just what you would choose the pres- 
ident of SBC to be like. Also. Sweet Briar 
House looks beautiful — fresh paint, car- 
pets, exquisite Brussels lace curtains and 
silk damask drapes, and other furnishings 
in keeping with the period of the house, 
even to the Payne family's rosewood piano, 
that Daisy Williams used to play when she 
visited in Lynchburg. Daisy's room up- 
stairs is precious, all redone as they think 
it was when she lived there. 

That night after a lovely dinner, we had 
more fun seeing many movies of our senior 
year — Founders' Day, May Day, and Grad- 
uation — that Martha Jean Brooks Miller had 
brought (with projector and screen) ! 
Craigie (Margaret Craighill Price) and 
Decca Gilmer Frackelton were constantly 
taking flash pictures of everyone, so at 2()th 
Reunion, we'll have more to see. The Bac- 
calaureate Service was excellent, and Sun- 
day afternoon Joan Brophy, '53g, presented 
a beautiful vocal recital, followed by Step 
Singing, and Vespers in the Dell. 

Mrs. Lill, our class sponsor, is also spon- 
sor for 1931, having its 25th Reunion; so 
Miss Mciller kindly invited us to have our 
picnic at her home, on the little road past 
Sweet Briar station. Betty brine Phillips 
and Emmie Lou Phillips Lohmeyer ( Betty 
married Emmie Lou's brother, remember?) 

arrived complete with husbands, who were 
officially made honorary members of the 
class, in recognition of such excellent bar- 
tending and waiter services. 

Let me interrupt again to say many 
thanks to those who returned the ques- 
tionnaires, especially those sending pictures, 
Martha Jean had put them into a big scrap- 
book, and we nearly wore it out, reading 
and re-reading about all of you whom we 
missed so much. PLEASE, if you didn't re- 
turn yours, fill out and return the new one 
that I have sent you, PLLIS SNAPSHOTS, 
so our book will be complete. 

Sunday night wfe saw an excellent play, 
written and directed by two '51 alu.mnae, 
Joan Vail and Ruth Clarkson Costello, .is 
the Alumnae contribution to the 50th Anni- 
versary Celebration. These girls, and a cast 
of 1 1 from the New York area, had re- 
hearsed several hours nightly (after full- 
time, day time jobs) to put on a very pro- 
fessional performance — in the gym, with 
no formal stage, curtains, orchestra, ui 
other so-called essentials. 

Commencement was all we remembered, 
with final awards and much excitement, 
even to a personal letter of congratulations 
from President Eisenhower, which you saw 
reproduced on the June News cover. Also 
veiy exciting were several large gifts to the 
Development Program, announced by Mrs. 
Pannell. Some of our illustrious group h?d 
brought caps and gowns and looked qui'.e 
academic (tho' the gowns were slightly 
green from years in the attic). The Alum- 
nae Association annual meeting was at 
noon, followed by Open House at many 
faculty homes, for real personal visirs witfi 
old favorites. 

Monday night was the Banquet, with the 
tables beautifully decorated with Sweet 
Briar tulips that Helen W.itson Hill and 
Phoebe Roue Peters ('31. incoming Alum. 
Asso. vice pres.) had brought from Roches- 
ter with them. They were unbelie\ably 
beautiful, with huge blossoms and deep 
colors. The program that night was delight- 
ful, given by Lucile Barrow Turner. '20, of 
Lynchburg, whose hobby is collecting ne- 
gro spirituals and other songs. 

Tuesday morning was Alumnae College 
— Sweet Briar's philosophy that learning 
does not cease with graduation. The lec- 
tures were very stimulating and interesting; 
two by older faculty members, and two by 
newer additions to the College. 

We really missed each and every one of 
you who were not there. Tish Siehels 
Frothingham and Elizabeth Colley Shcltcn 
are still as beautiful; Evie Canley Marion is 
as tiny; Louise Kirk Headley and Joan 
DeVore Roth are as full of fun; and Sweet 
Briar is still the same wonderful, friendly, 
incomparable place. We had almost no trou- 
ble recognizing each other, even after 1 5 
years. In fact, it was quite consoling that, 
having been acknowledged as the ughest 
class that ever went thru SBC. we made 
such a handsome looking bunch of lanior 
Leaguers. Many figures were slimmer than 
in college athletics days, and grey hairs 
were scant — tho' Helen Anne Lil'hton 
Hauselin was breathtaking with a (sprayed) 
.grey Italian hair cut. We talked until wee 
small hours every night, and had the most 
fun that you can possibly imagine. It was 
amazing how much in common we had 
with each other, tho' from New England, 

Florida, Denver, and "three blocks from 
Texas." We were staggered at the great 
number of offspring, also the similarity of 
interests and activities — church, Junior 
League. Brownie and Cub Scouts, away 
from home; and most important, family, 
gardening, sewing, and cooking. 

Little Evie ("the mighty atom, also the 
perfect roommate," as she wrote in my an- 
nual) and I decided we stayed in the 
wrong room, since she is the new Fund 
Agent, and I am the new Secretary; whi.h 
brings me to a most important point. As 
Margaret Cramer Crane, retiring National 
Fund Chairman, explained, each ol us 
counts either FOR or ACiAINST Sweet 
Briar. When a Development Program 
spokesman approaches a corporation or 
Foundation for a gift, the first question 
asked is, "How many alumnae contribute 
to your Alumnae Fund?" This year Sweet 
Briar rose from 20th to 7th in rank, among 
391 colleges and universities, in percent.ige 
of conlrihiiling graduates. We rank 12th 
among women's colleges, in total (graduates 
and x's) participation. So whether your 
gift is |1, or $1 for each year since gradua- 
tion, or « 1,000, YOU COUNT. BesicI'S 
that, your gift means that you will receive 
the Alumnae News in March and June. I 
took this five year job only after the solemn 
promise from each girl at Reunion that she 
would write me at least one letter a year, 
and you know that you want to keep up 
with everybody's activities. 

So please send your gift (deductible, of 
course) to Evie or the Alumnae Office, and 
let's do our part to help Sweet Briar im- 
prove its statistics. If you haven't been ba''k 
to the college recently, you would be even 
more impressed by it, from our more mature 
perspective. It is truly a unique, marvelous 

Our thanks again to Martha Jean and 
Kirk for such a perfect Reunion; to Betty 
Irvine's and Emmie Lou's husbands; to Mrs, 
Lill and Miss MoUer for entertainment; 
and a special award for unselfishness to 
Shirley Devine Clemens, whose plans were 
all made to attend Reunion, but who stayed 
home because her step-daughter's best beau 
was going into Service, and Shirley had a 
week-end farewell house party for them and 
two other couples. 


President: Catherine Coleman, Hannah 
More Academy, Reistertown, Maryland. 
Secretary: Helen Sanford, 2731 Steel 
Street, Houston, Texas, 
Fund Agent: Mary Ruth Pierson (Mrs. 
H. T. Fischer, Jr.), Bay Crest, Huntington, 
N. Y. 

Next spring will be the 15th anniversary 
of the graduation from Sweet Briar of us 
incomparable folks who made up the Class 
of 1942. 

The deadline for this letter is upon me, 
and since I have failed (as usual) to dig 
up any current news, I will take advantage 
of this splendid opportunity to reminisce 
(how do you spell that, anyway?) about the 
days when Sweet Briar reached its glory; 
i.e., the years between 1938 and 42. And -f 
all this brings a tear to your eye, tak^- that 
fountain pen in your trembling hand and 
write out a check to the Alumnae Fund. 
For it's due date again, and the Fund 
Agent's eye is upon you. 


Alumnae News 

Some of you would be stunned for sure 
could you see the ridiculous notes in your 
handwriting that are being preserved for 
posterity in my yearbooks . . . and in good- 
ness knows how many others. And I shud- 
der to think what I may have written in 
yours. Very likely something on the order 
of "It was lovely sitting next to you in 
Classical Civ this year," which I probably 
considered very humorous at the time I 
wrote it. Actually, as ! look back on it, I 
don't remember that there was an/thing 
about Classical Civ that was particularly 
lovely. To tell the truth (and I hope the 
faculty will never read this), I can't even 
remember what Classical Civ was about. 

I do remember French, however — Fresh- 
man French with Mr. Rosetti and Sopho- 
more French with "Pop" Worthington — 
including the quiz we had on Les Miser- 
ables before I had read it. It was the first 
time in my career that I had ever made an 
E. (It was by no means the last). Alont; 
this same line, I have only recently for- 
given Miss Elizabeth Jackson for callini? my 
hluff when I wrote a Sophomore English 
essay comparing Beowulf with the Red 
Knight of the Faerie Queen. It's true I 
hadn't read either Beowulf or the Faerie 
Queen, but it hurt my feelings for her to 
notice it. 

I seem to recall that during my Fresh- 
man year I never slept at all (Polly P<-\r"n 
Turner probably remembers this better than 
anyone); but that by the time senior year 
came around I simply had to have my sleep. 
This was age, I guess; or maybe the result 
of rooming with Betsy (now Betsy Gihuer 
Tremain), who always fell asleep in the 
middle of studying for exams, however firn, 
her intentions to the contrary. 

For some reason I can remember the 
words (or snatches of them) for almost 
every song we sang during our 4-year ten- 
ure — beginning with that gem, "Three Eit- 
tle Freshmen in a Great Big School" and 
including our senior-year tear jerker, "Go- 
ing Home, going home; Time has come to 
part . . ." The Senior Play songs are par- 
ticularly vivid. Remember that classic chant 
(written, I believe, by Douggie Vo-^ris 
Sprunt) that went: "Once long ago, when 
the world was new, and we were young and 
carefree . . . We wandered off to a moun- 
tain top in a burst of intellectual curiosity 
. . . etc. etc." And of course the real key- 
note song: 
"It's 42 . . . it's 42 

Can't you see by looking at us that it's 

In years gone by it was such fun 

For then the cry was '41 — 

In years to come, but not for me 

It will be fun being '43. 
"I'll always stay 

Right from this day . . . 

There's no other one will ever, ever do; 

Until I die 

I'll always cry 

A roaring, booming '42 !" 

If nothing else, this should prove to you 
that I have a good memory — which, after 
ail. is what got me through college. 

I hardly need remind you now that 1957 
will be a Reunion Year for the Class of '42. 
I hope we'll have a crowd of '42ers in at- 
tendance; but in the meantime, how about 
sending me old songs, old snapshots, old 
tales, etc., and I'll set up a collection of 

memorabilia to have on hand at Reunion. 
While you're at it, send some current news, 
will you? 

And for goodness' sake . . . don't forget 
your contribution to the Alumnae Fund! 


President: HARRIET WiLLCOX (Mrs. David 
F. Gearhart), 980 Juniper Rd., Hellcrtown, 

Secrei.iry: Anne Dick.son (Mrs, G. S. 
Jordan), Bay Colony, "Virginia Beach, "Va. 
Fund Agent: Julia Mills (Mrs. Lawrence 
Jacobsen), 4416 Edmonds St., Washington, 
D. C. 

September finds me, after a wonderful 
summer, sweeping the sand out of the 
house and the children out to school. It's 
very quiet here at the Jordan's with only 
one little one left at home this year. 

Betty Zidick Reuter and Don were at 
"Virginia Beach for a couple of days in May. 
We had a grand reunion. Zu looked won- 
derful and her husband, Don, is most at- 
tractive. From here they went to Greens- 
boro, N. C, where they saw Mary Hjskins 
and Jet King and Wash Feir/er Ramsey 
("48) and husband. John. Then on to Sea 
Island, Aiken, S. C, and finally Lookout 
Mountain. Zu says you must put the latter 
on your visiting list. "Hedy Edwards Dav- 
enport had a dinner party for 24. Sara 
Te?nple Moore, Hilda Hude "Voigt, Betty 
Avery Duft, Mill Curothers Healy were all 
there. What a time we had. Everyone"s 
children were darling and there are thous- 
ands of them." 

A recent card from Hedy follows this up. 
She says she hated to say good-bye. She 
told me more news from the Mt. Hilda 
Hude Voigt and Bill are ready to move into 
a lovely new house. Sara Temple Moore 
and Tom made a flying trip to Fort Worth 
to see Gloria huplon Tennison and family. 
Betty Avery Duff, who is recovering nicely 
from an operation, heard from Lyn Dillard 
Grones. She and Don are now stationed in 
Germany. The Davenports have a girl baby 
(child No. 6, girl No. 4) named Mary Su- 
san, born July 19. also a newly remodeled 
old house with "space." I'd say Hedy needs 
space with that ever-increasing clan. 

Edith Fjrr Elliott and I have been cor- 
responding lately. It all started over house 
plans. Ours came from Americun Home 
Magazine. A couple of years ago they did 
an article on this particular plan with a 
picture of our house among others. Edith 
had seen it and wrote me about the plans 
which I sent to her. She writes that they 
are still looking for a suitable site and 
will send me pictures when it is all com- 
plete. She says Bunny Gray Wilson had a 
girl, Elizabeth Stuart, in May. She now has 
two girls and a boy. Her husband. Bob, is a 
radiologist and they have a lovely new 
home in Richmond. Jinx Gans Brown's 
third daughter, Susan Van Doren, was 
born last January. 

Betty Pender Lazenby and her three 
children (two boys and a girl) were here 
for a month visiting Betty's aunt. I didn't 
see half enough of her. but we did have 
lunch together one day and talked each 
other to death. We were hoping Dick 
would get orders back to Norfolk this year. 
They built such a cute house here and 
then were transferred to Annapolis a few 

months later where they've been for three 
years. However, they got orders to Moffet 
Field, Calif., near San Francisco, so I'm 
afraid it will be several years until we see 
the Lazenbys again. 

Please send me Christmas cards with 
news and pictures. Meanwhile don't let the 
election bandwagon make you forget the 
Alumnae Fund bandwagon. Let's all get 
aboard and make our class 100% ! 


President: Adeline Jones (Mrs. Stephen C. 
Voorhees), 1604 Louden Heights Road, 
Charleston, West Virginia. 
Secretary: Polly Vandeventer (Mrs, Ro- 
bert Saunders), 16 Shirley Road, Warwick, 

Fitnd Agent: Lucy Charles Jones (Mrs. 
Robert Bendall II), 406 Randolph, Dan- 
ville, Va. 

I had hoped to get this in the June issue 
hot on the press, but it was too late. Hope 
it doesn't seem stale to you by now. The 
changes and developments will be gleaned 
for the next issue. 

A word of regret and "missed yous" to 
all who weren't on hand at our 10th re- 
union. Am sure no one was overlooked in 
our thoughts and reminiscences. We de- 
voured your news, which was collected in a 
scrapbook by Catherine Smart Grier, and 
stared holes through your pictures. Return- 
ing to S.B.C. is really something and I 
hope our enthusiasm will somehow reach 
you all through various channels to inspire 
an even larger gathering in 1961. One mem- 
ber remarked at the close of the weekend; 
"Just think, we have known each other now 
for 14 long years!" If that doesn't im- 
press you, it does !ne\ 

Now — back to le subject, I shall report 
on those who were there and a bit about 
each one. There were 25, plus 8 fine hus- 
bands, the latter contributing tremendously. 
(If they were long-suft'ering, there was 
nothing of the martyred look!) Our 
Southern belles, Sarah McDuffie Hardaway 
and Wister Wain King, were up from 
Georgia with husbands, Ben and Jack. Each 
couple left 3 children home (but not the 
golf clubs). Wis entertained in Lynchburg 
at a cocktail party, which I hear from the 
earlier arrivals, was a great success. "The 
one and only Bass" ('46 Briar Patch), and. 
as he introduced himself. George Norris 
BASS, were very much present — except 
for time when jubilant George was out 
shooting 79's on the golf course. They have 
-> children, a boy and girl. I hear the girl 
is a carbon copy of Bass. BRAVO! They 
stayed in Amherst with Ellen Thackery 
Wilson and her "Nip," whose young 
daughter's picture I didn't see. A disap- 
pointment. Lee Stevens Gravely and her 
husband, Lee, were up from Rocky Nfount 
with Shields Jones Harris and Charlie. 
(Monsieurs Gravely and Harris had time 
deluxe, no two ways about it!) Lee hooded 
her sister, Anne, and looked like an under- 
graduate herself. I wish I could have 
pointed out Shields to the entire community 
as our exquisite May queen — put them all in 
their places! They are both mothers of 3 but 
our scrapbook is not lucky enough to have 
their pictures. Caroline Rudolph Sellers had 
a picture of her 3. however, and I don't 
blame her. Her husband. Phillip, came 

Novi;mbi:r, 19'>6 


with her and Polly Pollard's rejiiark about 
him was: Couldn't have found Rudy in 
better hands! (She is still running, in case 
you are wondering, and Phillip is almost as 
bad.) Speaking of puns — or something — 
it's always treats to see wheats, — and Ed- 
wina Young Call treated in royally. Her 
young Doug Call III agrees with her splen- 
didly. I bet he is a live wire. Speaking of 
live wires, ■ — you should have seen Helen 
GraefJ at 3:00 in the morning imitating a 
British comedienne. Such a versatile Graeff 
— playing the organ every Sunday at a 
church in Martinsville, 'Virginia, and per- 
forming histrionics in the wee hours. In- 
credible! Another wonder to me is Nancy 
Doud Burton, mother of 2 boys, who 
claims her interests are "Men and boys and 
who hasn't given and why," 'We will really 
have to rally around Dowd now — she is the 
new Fund Chairman for the entire Alumnae 
Assocition! 'We can rally by sending Cholly 
Jones Bendall, our new class Fund Agent, 
those nice big checks (or even nice small 
ones). Cholly, too, has boys, — 3 of them. 
She looked terribly exotic by candle light at 
the Banquet, as did Helen Muichiion Lane 
(see how many speeches I didn't hear?) 
who was a stunning model for some Jack- 
sonville coutourier all weekend. I saw her 
four children in the Spring so can vouch for 
their loveliness personally. Quality .vad 
quantity. Mrs. Lane. Excellent! Dottie 
Ciildtrell Crowell was radiant; she has 2 
children and under interests on the ques- 
tionnaire she remarked, "Narrowing down to 
family fast !" Martha Titterington Reid is 
the mother of 3, but again I was disap- 
pointed by no pictures. 'Wish St. Louis 
were not so far away. Twitter — or Jackson- 
ville so far away. Tody. To think that we 
can sit back and hear Tody Corcoran Hart- 
zer completely free of charge — and to think 
I charged her to ride back to Norfolk with 
me ! I wish her husband, Joe, and son, Jeff, 
could have seen her seeing 'Williamsburg 
for the first time. She made us swell with 
Virginia pride, as did Bea D/nguell Loos 
with '46 pride when she received that gr.-at 
big silver bowl for the 'Washington dub. 
Ade Jones 'Voorhees' contribution of 3 chil- 
dren is right in step with '46 and looks 
like her contribution is a stellar one. She 
also finds time to go to Quebec to National 
Conferences of the Junior League — and to 
room right across the hall from Wis at 
that! Her "amazing combination of dignity 
and horseplay" (yearbook) is still amazing. 
She had a difficult time arousing Jean 
Carter Tilford from a nightmare. I hear. 
It's not surprising that Carter is active, even 
in her sleep. Never heard of so many ac- 
tivities or anyone so well informed. I 
think she reads all the newspapers and mag- 
azines. A wonderful inspiration. Carter! As 
Betsy Gurley Hewson wrote. Anne Hill Ed- 
wards hasn't changed an "IOTA" and is 
still her "effervescent self." Anne is the 
mother of 2 boys and teaches piano as well 
in Philadelphia — no more Amherst. 

Polly Pollard Kline is another who 
amazes me — 4 children! (but not a pic- 
ture). Motherhood agrees with her, ap- 
parently, and has kept her wit as sharp as 
ever. It was one of the nicest aspects of 
my trip sharing transportation with her and 
Boots Taylor Hollowell. mother of 3. Boots 
is another combination of mother and 
league worker who is thriving. She's a stim- 

ulating talker to boot. Ever talk to her until 
4 in the morning? 

Another passenger in my car — last but 
not least — was Rosie Ashley Dashiell, our 
jack-of all trades. She has 2 children and 
still has that wonderful knack of walking 
the tightropes Anne Morrow Lindberg was 
talking about with wonderful CALM. 

I wasn't among the lucky ones to see Flo 
Cameron Kaupman who stopped by S. B. 
Saturday night enroute to Texas from tour- 
ing Europe. Reports are that she looked 
lovely and all are grateful to husband, Ike, 
for bringing her to her beloved Sweet 
Briar, a long way from home. Another long 
way is Seattle where Mary Vinton Flem- 
ing is settled with a brand new baby boy. A 
long distance call found a happy, proud 
■Vinton and brought a bit of her right into 
our midst. (Were there any other phone 
calls I missed?) 

The youngest baby on record in our class 
is that of Catherine Smart Grier — Roy 
Smart Grier • — who was born May 31 and 
whose picture, believe it or not, is right 
in there with the other '46 children. I 
couldn't have been more amazed ! Congratu- 
lations, Catherine, for your new member 
(4th child) and thank you from all of us 
for your excellent job with our class scrap- 
book. We were sorry you weren't with us, 
but understand perfectly ! 

We were sorry, too, that Ariana, our 
tried and true secretary for the last 5 years, 
wasn't there so we could thank her for all 
her labors in person. We appreciate all she 
has done and I only hope I can do as well. 
(I am just beginning to realize it's no small 
job, so cooperate, please!) 

A word about myself. (I owe it to my 
family — everyone else is making the print.) 
I am completely happy with my Bob and 
Liza and wonder how I e\er got along 
without them. Am still trying to learn some 
of these housekeeping secrets others seem to 
have up their sleeves. 

Sorry I cannot devote a dozen of those 
blue exam books to each of you and hope 
I haven't left out special specials in these 
brief sketches. (At this point I doubt if 
the Alumnae office will think them brief.) 
Please write me when I pump you for 
news, or even if I don't. 


Secretary: Cynthia Bemis (Mrs William 
A. Stuart, Jr.), Rosedale, 'Va. 
Fund Agent: Margaret Ellen White 
(Mrs. James M. 'VanBuren), 21 Townsend 
St., Walton, N. Y. 

Summer in the country is still in full 
swing, but the bureau of vital statistics 
goes on. Peggy Robertson Christian delight- 
ed all the Robertsons and Christians on Ap- 
ril 16 by presenting them with their first 
grandson — Stuart Grattan Christian, Jr. 
Frankie Gardner Cuttis had a daughter, Cor- 
nelia Caren, on February 1st — and a great 
big baby she was, too. Stu McGuire Gilliam 
had a daughter, Catherine, in June. Judith 
Burnett Halsey and I arrived at the hospital 
almost together. Her daughter, Eugenia 
GriflSn, was born on May 17, and my daugh- 
ter, Catherine FitzGerald, was born on May 
18. Jackie Schneck Thompson called en 
route from Winston-Salem back to Cleve- 
land but I had gone home to produce. She 
had a son, no details, on Jan. 22. 

Ann Colston became Mrs. Edward Leon- 
ard on June 8. Ed is a doctor doing research 
at the National Institute of Health and they 
live in Bethesda. Maria Tucker became Mrs. 
Edgar Bowerfind, Jr. (also a doctor) on 
April 28. A letter from Maria is radiant 
despite culinary confusions. Eleanor Bus- 
teorth is now Mrs. Edgar Shannon, Jr. 
They came through Abingdon this summer 
on the way to visit Sara Bryan Glascock. 

My life, at present, is its usual hectic 
self, the end of canning season in the coun- 
try, you know. One child is having his lirst 
experiences with the school bus. another is 
wishing she could go too and the littlest 
one is trying to grow up in a hurry so she 
can play too. 

It seems that in June we will have our 
TEN YEAR reunion. Mercy! That's some- 
thing none of us should miss. If the 5 
year one was fun, think what this will be! 


President: 'ViRGINLA WURZBACK (Mrs. 
Richard S. Vardy), 69 Maine Rd., Key 
West, Fla. 

Secretary: Mary Jo Armstrong (Mrs. 
Arthur H. Berryman), 1302 Avenue C, 
Galveston, Tex. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Beltz (Mrs. Wil- 
liam F. Rowe, Jr.), 4829 Kensington Ave., 
Richmond, Va. 

Bless you for answering my letter. It is 
always a joy to hear about you and your 
families and it's actually fun to write the 
newsletter when I have something interest- 
ing to tell. 

New homes are big events this fall. 
Westray Boyce Nicholas and Roy devoted 
the summer to the Dutch Colonial house 
they are building in North Tarrytown. N. 
Y. Martha Darn Barnes and Waddell are 
new home owners in Macon, Ga. She says 
it's in a new "young" section with lots of 
playmates for young David. It's a cottage 
type of chocolate brown brick with a 
beautifully landscaped yard. Besides the 
new house she's in a whirl of fall activi- 
ties for the Junior League and the Medical 
Auxiliary. "It's startling to list present and 
permanent address as the same !" says Jeanne 
Morrell Garlington. It's a middleaged house 
with a brand new kitchen and lots of room 
— four bedrooms and a den so she can put 
up any '48ers who pass through Savannah. 
She saw Mary Barrett Robertson in the 
spring. By Thanksgiving, Louise Day Mc- 
Whorter and Tom hope to be in their honit 
which is spiced with "traditional" provincial 
flavoring. Her boy started to kindergarten 
this fall. Arthur and I had dinner with them 
when they were in Fort Worth this sum- 
mer — a most delightful evening. 

Two weddings since my last letter. "Kit- 
ty" Doolin married Robin Dickey, a Marine 
Captain, on August 4th. They'll be in An- 
napolis until the summer, 1957. The wed- 
ding sounded lovely from the clipping and 
I noticed Mary Pierce was there. On April 
28 Rosemary Gugert married Kenneth Chew 
Kennedy and they are living in New O'- 
leans. She's been working with the Re- 
publican party and was elected to the Lou- 
isiana State Central Committee and as an 
alternate delegate to the Convention. Mar- 
tha Davis Barnes was in her wedding — 
and I hear Sylvia Saunders Davis is back 


Ahimncie News 

in New Orleans since her husband com- 
pleted his tour of Navy duty. 

Patricia Caiisler Covington says it's the 
"same old happy, peaceful, busy life — 
children, house, golf, garden. Junior League, 
Red Cross and church. " Mary Culson Coni- 
stock has been busy workin.g on the house 
and the yard as the flood last year did a 
job on it. They did get to the beach 
though. On Nancy (T) SiiiJer Martin and 
Billys yearly visit to Ponte Vedra, Fla., in 
August, they stayed at the Innlet the same 
time Peggy Sheffu-ld Martin and Tom were 
there. Blair Cnires Smith has moved to 
Philadelphia as Breton will teach at Temple 

Ann Orr Savage spent a week at Sea Is- 
land in May and some time in Vermont this 
summer. She is treasurer of the Short Hills 
Junior Service League Thrift Shop and is 
president of the Sweet Briar Club of 
Nrrthern New Jersey. And Marguerite 
Riicker Ellett is president of the Richmond 
Sweet Briar Club. Her Susan, aged 6, has 
started first grade and Teddy, agtd 4, is in 
nursery school. Bess While Gregory is ad- 
ding a wing to her house and Liz Bellz 
Rowe is busy preparing Sara for nursery 
school after a round last spring with dec- 
orators, painters, etc. She spent the month 
of July in Ohio and took the children to 
Virginia Beach for a few glorious days in 
August. Sally Pearre has just returned from 
a three week trip by car through Holland. 
Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. She is 
still working for the State in the Depart- 
ment of Legislative Reference which is con- 
cerned mainly with legal research and draft- 
ing of bills for state legislators. And she 
has started law school in the evenings at 
the Lfniversity of Maryland. 

New Mamas: Peggy Addington Twohy. a 
daughter, Anne Dabney, March 19. Martha 
Sue Skinner Logan, a son, Brightman Skin- 
ner. March 23. Martha ALmsfieU Clements, 
a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, June 26 — 6 lb' 
1214 02. Alice Ann (Sanny) But man Bel- 
lows, a son, Vincent Butman, July 4. Caro- 
line //iW^f"// Simpson, a son, Burney Joseph, 
August 2.3. Betty Stevens Hayvvood, a son, 
James Revere, July 7. Audrey Laliman Ros- 
selot, a son, Mark Smith, July 17, 7 lb. 
10'/2 oz. Incidentally, Bob has been assigned 
to Vienna with the State Department and 
she will join him in Oct. Ann RowLwd 
Tuck, a daughter. Mary Barbour, Sept. 14. 
The baby arrived the ve.-y morning she 
wrote me. Marge Neiens Rackett. a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Ann. March ">. She tells me 
Patty Dameron Joy, husband and two chil- 
dren are now stationed in Hawaii. 

Mallory IIV/^/;./ Warren bought a new 
house last winter but said it took them 
months to get settled. They went to the 
Greenbriar m \X'hite Sulphur Springs with- 
out the children and then took Malloy and 
Kay with them to Florida for a week in 
August. Other beach visitors were Sally 
Snuth Williams and family. They had a cot- 
tage at Gwynn's Island on the Chesapeake 
Bay. They are great water ski enthusiasts, 
and are owners of a new French Poodle 
named "Daisy Williams." Martha Owen 
went to Europe this summer on a tour of 
France. Italy, Switzerland. Germany. Bel- 
gium, Holland and England. She went over 
on the Oueen Mjry and came back on the 
Queen Elizabeth. 

Jane Leach Cromwell had an emergency 
appendectomy in Dec. Blair Graves Smith 
visited her en route to Philadelphia and 
she was looking forward to a visit from 
"Weezie" Lloyd before she left for Europe. 
Nanc7 Vaughn Kelly saw Kay Berthier Mc- 
Kelway just before the Kelly's went to 
Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Providence 
on vacation. She talked to Ardis Fralus 
McBride the day before Ardis moved in to 
their new home. According to Nancy, Mc- 
Call Henderson went to school part of the 
summer and spent the rest of the time 
on a gala house party at Rehoboth Beach. 
Nancy is Washington's bulb chairman for 
the Sweet Briar Club with Frances Robb as 
her assistant. I can hardly believe Jane 
McCaffrey McBrian's daughter, Sarah, is 
beginning the third grade; jimbo is in kin- 
dergarten. They spent the summer on Long 
Island and plan another trip to New York 
in October. 

Closey Faulkner Dickey had a son, Law- 
rence Witherspoon, Nov. 7, 1955. She is 
still loving living in Wayne, 111., and has 
become a gardener of sorts, and says their 
tomatoes, asters, marigolds are really beau- 
tiful. According to her, she's doing nothing 
creative, cultural or philanthropic other 
than raise her t^vo blue-eyed blond boys to 
contribute to the human race! They also 
have two interesting cats and an 80 pound 
Labrador Retriever who is more trouble 
than a baby. I'd say she had a busy life. 
Mary Anne Goodson Rogers had a quiet but 
delightful summer. She and Warren had a 
week's vacation at Cumberland Falls sans 
children. Anne has started to school. She 
has another girl. Betty Carol, and a boy, 
Warren Pope, who are still at home. Mar- 
tha Sue Skinner Logan wrote from the 
beach as they were there for two weeks. 
She said Liz Graves Perkinson was hit by 
a car in April while in Daytona. She broke 
a leg, was cut and bruised and had to 
stay in bed several months and is still on 
crutches. Hope she's feeling on top of the 
world now. Was so distressed to hear about 

Another sad bit of news was the death of 
Ann Paxson's father in June. Bea Backer 
Simpson and her husband, Charles, and 
their two boys, Bobby and Tommy, stopped 
by to see Ann while they were vacationing 
in Maryland. After 8 years Ann is still with 
L^SF&G (casualty and surety insurance) and 
loves it. She treks to the various Branch otfi- 
ces, to Lansing. Mich., Toledo and now San 
Francisco and Los Angeles. Ann started 
a company newspaper over a year ago which 
is distributed to I6OO employes and was its 
editor until recently when other activities 
took up too much of her time. Nan Sleptoe 
McKinley and Ann got together recently 
for a grand gab feast. Nan. her husband 
Stan and baby girl Jeanne are now living 
in Baltimore. Jane Shoesmith Newcomb 
again spent the summer in New Hampshire 
on Lake Winnipesaukea where she and her 
husband Nels run a summ'^r place called 
Pick Point Lodge. Ann "Tommy" Porter 
Mullen snent the summer in Kansis City 
with children, vegetable garden, dog and 
flowers until August when with her two 
children (Ned and Betsy, born Oct. 18, 
1955) she went to visit her family in Rhode 
Island. While there, she saw Lois Gale 
Harris and Peggy Pierce McAvity. Lois has 
moved back into Providence so her husband 

could be closer to work and Cindy could 
find some playmates. She visited Priscilla 
Masten Thurber and Tom last January- 
out to dinner in an ice storm and back to 
play bridge. She also received a surprise 
and very welcome overnight visit from Peg- 
gy Pierce McAvity and daughter Priscilla. 
Patty Traugott Rixey has been in Rich- 
mond with Jack who has been there for a 
special session of the legislature to deal 
with the segreg.ition problem. Indie Und- 
''O Bilisoly and Peggy Addtnglon Twohy 
spent one night with them and they ran 

Sandbn 1 't ^'T' ^""^^^ '^^^ ^een a" 
Sandbridge Beach this summer. She gave 

\,^y^ ^r^'''^ l'''.'^' '" -'"ly f°^ Sylvia 
Saunders Davis before she left for New 
Orleans. Ihe outdoors bit Chuck, Martha 
Garrison Anness' husband, so they spent 
much time at home and in the yard pam- 
pering their 100 plus rose bushes. StuaTt 
tier son, is m nursery school. 
, Vickie B,w,^ Badrow has moved to Hast- 

?s1an?" a"'''"" ''•'^^" N'^'^ ^^' become as- 
sistant Associate Director of St Christo- 

HaTr^;'""!j T "i"'^^' ^"^y- Meon ^""". 
Harrison and Arch visited them and West- 
ray Boyce Nicholas and Roy came over 
to loin the reunion. Felicia Jackson Whelets 
dropped in on Martha Frye Terry in June 
Martha and her family spent some t"^e th's 
summer at the beach in Windy Hill S C 
hne Taylor Ix had her third son. [effre; 
Drayton. Jan. 4. Betsy Plunken W IharS 
«;.I1 be returning to the U. S. early ,n 957 
She says they are slightly waterlogged in 
the rainy season in the Philippines. She and 
Gerry went to Hong Kong in May Martha 
Mansfield Clements and Wally expecV to go 
o Europe with the Army. Martha is veep of 

BLv7^r^'7 t ^- ^'"''' ^"'J I hea 
Be tv r-h " ° ^'^ T-"""'^ '" December. 
Betty Gibson is working for an ad^•ertls- 
ing agency. 

■J,l^^^ ^,7" ^'^'■'■^ 'P^"f fhe summer 
in the Eas to escape the heat of a Louisville 
summer. (She should have been in Texas 
—over a hundred for 25 days.) She saw 
Mary Pierce ,n Washington. She's a Foreign 
Service officer. All three of Peggy's children 
are in school this year. Martha Rouan Hy- 
der spent the summer remodeling and deco- 
rating their home at the lake. It's enchant- 
ing with a delightful and unusual deco- 
rative touch. 

Thanks a lot for writing. Best love to 
you all. 


p. W^v/; Preston Hodg'^s (Mrs. Eugene 
Dubose Hill, Jr.), 122 Don Allen Rd 
Louisville 7, Ky. 

Secretary: CAROLINE Casev (Mrs. C. Cole- 
man McGehee), 5504 Monumental Ave 
Richmond 26, Va. 

Fund Agent: Catherine Cox, 4390 Cedar 
Ave., Philadelphia 43, Pa, 

I have at last received the file, it came 
about a week ago, so I hope to do a better 
lob from now on. One piece of news which 
was omitted in the last News was the 
birth of Margaret Tower, Talmans and 
Carter s little girl, Helen Reynolds, on Oct 
2. 1955! And here are some bits gleaneci 
from copies of the Junior League Magazine- 
Joan McC.irihy Whiteman and Wcs had a 
daughter, Ruth Kimball, on Ian 7 Ann 
Higgins Rappleye and Willard had a son. 

Nc)VI;mbhr, 1916 


Charles McMillan, born Jan. 22. And Alex 
and Mimi Seiinnei Dann's Kathtrine Mont- 
j!onicry was born Dec. 31. 1955. Under 
Spartanburg. S. C, was listed that Thomas 
A. and Elizabeth SirickLiiid Evins had a 
daughter. Elizabeth Strickland, on Apr. 3. 
As Betty is listed as LOST in the Alum- 
nae Office, I do not know if this is the 
same rne. Perhaps someone can set us 

Kitt>' Hart was married to Chapman 
Henry Belew, Jr., on August 31 in St. 
Paul's Church here in Richmond. Kitty was 
a lovely bride and they both looked so 
happy. "Chappie" is in Law School at good 
old Lf. Va. and they will live in Charlottes- 
ville until Feb. when he graduates. Kitty's 
sister Nan Hiirl Stone was her matron of 
honor, and her other sister Antoinette Hart 
Moore was in the wedding. I was also one 
of the attendants. Ever-thoughtful Kitty 
handed me some letters with news the dav 
before her wedding. Ruthie C.nietr Preucc-1 
wrote: "Carter had Hugh 'Van Devanter 
Slatery, her third boy. in early August. 
She looks wonderful and her house ru-s 
smoothly in spite of Herbert, Jr., and 
Charles running around at top speed. " And 
Kay Veitsey Goodwin wrote Kitty; "Dave 
and I celebrated our sixth anniversary 
Sept. 2 (how time does fly) and Dickie was 
5 a few days later and started kinder- 
garten this fall. Davey is an active 3V2 
year old." 

Margaret Long Freas came to my rescue 
with a gigantic epistle which I shall quote 
almost in its entirety. She and Howard .ne 
living with Dr. Long in Philadelphia, and 
she writes; "Howard is now a Field Ass .- 
ciate in the Evaluation and Advisory Di- 
vision of Educational Testing Service in 
Princeton, N. J.' They were written up in 
Time in early Aug., but in case you don t 
see that magazine, his firm is responsible 
for the administration and printing, and 
scoring and interpretation of educational 
and psychological tests, the most famous 
of which are the College Entrance Exams 
and the Graduate Record Exams. Howard's 
particular job involves visiting schools and 
colleges that use the ETS tests on the East- 
ern seaboard and in the Middle 'West, and 
helping them in the interpretation of 
scores, administration of the tests, and 
what have you. He also does consultation 
work with institutions that are planning to 
set up a testing or counseling program. 
'When he drives, I get to travel with him, 
and we've seen a good many of the cla'.s 
of '49 this last year. 

"Peggy Quynn Maples is living in do- 
mestic bliss in Frederick, Md., with two 
darling little boys and husband Sam who is 
an HO gauge model railroad fan as is 
Howard. The two men discussed "pikes" 
while Peg and I visited. She is active in the 
AAfW in Frederick and both ihe and 
Sam are quite busy with church and com- 
munity affairs. Patti Levi Barnett'3 th'-c-e 
year old Patricia was a dear and most po- 
lite to us two strangers. I was impressed 
when she departed for bed without a mur- 
mur! Patti and Bubba have a be.;utifui 
southern colonial home that at one time 
belonged to his family. I felt as if 1 were 
seeing some of the Old South in Sumter. 

"Jeanne Cruujmd Kean met me at the 
hotel in Columbia. S. C. and was glowing 
all over about the expected arrival of her 

first baby which was due in April. I heard 
subsequently that it was a boy. Libby Tru^- 
hejrl Harris and Alice Trciul Hagen were 
in Roanoke when 1 was there. Libby 
seemed most happy in her new home, and 
Alice was full of the antics of her little boy 
and their new home which they had just 
built. Also talked with Marie Musgrore 
Pierce. She and Bill have sold their house 
in the country and moved into town. 

"Kitty Hiirdwick Efird invited Sommers 
Boolh Parker and Mag Woods Tillett to 
visit the same morning that I was there. 
Kitty has a lovely home, and her two lively 
boys had a high time playing with one of 
Mag's little girls. Sommers had left her 
children at home so I didn't meet them. 
The Charlotte contingent were all pretty 
busy with their homes and children, but 
they seem to have time for golf which is 
their favorite sport, even for Mag who 
never cared much for Phys. Ed. at S.B.C. 
as she tells it! 

"June Eager Finney was quite busy in 
Durham. N. C, when we were there, work- 
ing as Director of Religious Education in 
her church. She fits her work into the time 
that her little boy is attending Duke Nurs- 
ery school. Bill is still enjoying his work 
in Neuro-surgery, she said. We also met 
Fanchon Lewis '50 in the movies one night. 
Small world, huh.'' 

"Katie Cox was on a European trip when 
I called her home in Hartford, but I had 
a letter from her when we returned, and 
she really saw Europe." In a letter to Kitty. 
Katie said, "Eve about decided to go back 
to school again to study about how to run 
cities. At this point, Em trying to wind up 
my job. study a bit on the government 
courses I never took at Sweet Briar and 
save money!" 

To go back to Margaret's tome; "Evelyn 
Lee Kjgey Lee and Johnson are settled in 
New Canaan, Conn., now with their three 
children, Virginia, Tommy and Julie. We 
had a wonderful visit with them. They too 
are quite active in church and community 
affairs. Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough and 
husband Jim are quite happily settled in 
Royal Oak, Mich., with their two children, 
David and Sarah, and Collie dog. Randy. 
Hop is kept quite busy with the children, 
but does keep up with a lot of Sweet Briar 
people by mail. Mary Fran Broun Ballard 
was expected to visit her mother in De- 
troit this summer, and Sally Sir/ciLmd 
Johnson gets up for visits with Hop from 
Cincinnati occasionally. She has an adopted 
baby, Doyle Jr., and they are hoping to 
adopt a little sister for "Chip" soon. 

"Ann Eustis told us about her work with 
cross-eyed children in a clinic in Chicago 
when we were there. She belongs to sev- 
eral professional groups in connection with 
her work and is kept quite busy attending 
meetings as well as getting her own work 
done. She was planning to spend her vaca- 
tion in Maine this summer with her family. 
Talked to Fritzie Duncomhe Lynch while 
we were in Chicago, and she was quite bus- 
ily involved in a charity ball for one of the 
local hospitals. Martha Ellen Query Odell 
is now living, with her husband and three 
year old son, Charles, in our old apartment 
in Bladensburg, Md. She is working as 
School Psychologist in the Prince George's 
County Schools while Charles is finishing 

his graduate work in Psychology at George 
Washington L'niversity. 

"Lucy Wood was hoping to finish her 
Ph. D. in anthropology at Columbia this 
June. She has received a fellowship to 
study in Egypt next year. Nice to know we 
have some brains in the class! Pat Brown's 
last word was that she was planning to 
teach second grade at the Grace Church 
School in New York this year. 

"Since our return to Philadelphia. I've 
seen Bob and Ann-Barrett Holmes Bryan 
often and their two children. Jeft and Lee. 
Nomads that we are. Howard and I oc- 
casionally get to church with the Bryans 
in Oreland (where they live). Bob travels 
in his work, too, so Ann and I are often 
stay-at-home widows. She had heard froi'.i 
Zola Garrison Ware that Jim was being 
transferred from Monterey, Calif., to St. 
Louis where they expect to spend two 
years." Ann-Barrett wrote me of the Wares 
that "Jim is at the naval installation in 
Robertson, Missouri, right outside St. Louis. 
They have a little girl, Aimee Garrison, 
born Friday, April 13. I had a letter froii 
Judy Eiisley Mak. They are expected back 
in this country from England for a three 
year stay beginning the end of August. 
Their little girl. Holly, must be close to 
four by now." 

Dot Bottom Gilkey wrote Kitty that she 
has been busy this summer with the World 
Community Day project, under the L'nited 
Church Women, and also acting in a little 
theater production of G. B. Shaw's "Get- 
ting Married." Langdon has been teaching 
through the summer, and both of them have 
been gardening and laying a big brick ter- 
race at their home in Nashville. They were 
planning a trip to Maine where they have a 
cottage, in mid-August. I have just re- 
turned from a visit with my parents at their 
cottage on Lake George, N. Y .. while Cole- 
man was at summer camp with the Army 
Reserve. Garden starts to nursery school in 
Oct., oh joy! and Stephen is cutting teeth 
like mad and has just started to walk, 
which is so funny to watch. Betty V'ellford 
Bennett and Paul have moved to Baltimore, 
where Paul is interning at Union Memorial 
Hcspital. I hear they are enjoying Balti- 
more very much. 

Most of us, I am sure, have now com- 
pleted our pledges to the 50th Annivers- 
ary Drive, so let's really get behind Katie 
and the Alumnae Fund this year and work 
towards the largest contribution from the 
biggest number of contributors ! 


President: Elizabeth Todd (Mrs. Joseph 
Domhoff Landen), 5580 Meryton Lane, 
Cincinnati 24, Ohio. 

Secretary: Frances Cone (Mrs. Andrew 
B. Kirkpatrick, Jr.), 33-B Court Dr., Lan- 
caster Court Apts., Wilmington 5, Del. 
Fund Agent: Marie Gilliam, 2420 Peach- 
tree Rd., N.W., Apt. D-19, Atlanta 5, Ga. 
The response to my letters requesting 
news was slight but informative. Two new 
babies are: Lauren Dwight. born July 29 to 
Bill Bailey and Fritz Fritzinger, and Mari- 
anne, born Aug. 18 to Jean Probed and 
Rich Wiant. Jean and Rich and their two 
older children, Carolyn, 3, and Jimmy, IV2, 
moved in May to Salina, Kansas; Rich is 
with the hcspital at the Smoky Hill Air 


Al//»inae Netrs 

Force Base. They like the town and the 
countryside, and they sounded very settled 
for having been there only three weeks 
when I heard from them. 

Two new brides arc: Betty Todd married 
Joseph Domhoff Landen on May 26, and 
Nell Lee Greening married Bill Keen on 
June 9. Bill is an attorney with a law firm 
in Tampa, and they have a lovely apart- 
ment not far from my former home. It 
was furnished with beautiful antiques giv- 
en as a wedding present by Nell's mother 
and father. Nell is teaching the second 
grade at a new grammar school. 

Two new homes are: B. G. Elmore GiUe- 
land writes that she and Guy have bought 
a new split level house in Scarsdale and 
arc busy decorating it for occupancy the 
last of Sept., and Debby Fyeeiiuiii Cooler 
and Newbie have bought a house in \X'al- 
lingford. Pa., which has been their home 
since Sept. 1. 

Sally L.iiie Johnson writes that she, Sally, 
3, and Ann Bailey. 8 mo., are excited over 
Walter's opening his own real estate oilire 
in Washington. Sally also sent news of sev- 
eral people. Ann Btlst-r Asher and Norm;in 
have moved to Rosemont, Pa., and bought 
a house there. They have three children: 
Caroline. 41 j. Blaine, 2' >, and Norman, 1. 
Norman is with a helicopter company, and 
he is going to Algeria for a month soon to 
instruct the people there on how to operate 
helicopters. Ginger Ljscomhe Rogers and 
Justin have a little girl, Sarah, 6 months, 
and are still in Petersburg at Camp Lee. 
Sally saw MufFet Murchhon Corse while 
she was visiting her sister in Charlottesville. 
John Corse finished law school in June, but 
they had not decided where to settle. Mutfet 
was recuperating from a broken foot. 

Bebe Gee Buttfield, Hank, Billy, .V and 
Jim, 1, are enjoying living near the water 
in Red Bank, N. J. Hank works for Royal 
Liverpool Ins. and is going to N. Y. LI. 
Graduate Business School at night. Beb'.' 
wrote that her brother John and Rita Mm- 
ray Gee were expected up for a visit from 
Louisiana the end of August. Rita has two 
boys also. 

At the moment. I am taking time away 
from the Florida sun to keep you all posted 
on the news which I have received. Andv 
and I have been vacationing with my 
mother and father. When we .get back to 
Wilmington, I will start my teaching again 
at the same private school, this year con- 
fining it to modern dancing and the May 
Day program. 

To those of you who have not answered 
my last letter (a vast majority, I am sorry 
to say), please do. The deadlines are Feb. 
I and May n. Don't forget to contribute to 
the Alumnae Fund, otherwise you won t 
receive any more news until next fall! 


Piesidt-nl: M.\RV Streft (Mrs. George E. 
Montague). .3900 Abingdon Road, Char- 
lotte. N. C. 

Secretary: Jean Randolph (Mrs. Alan 
Martin Bruns). 210 Sunset Avenue. Char- 
lottesville, 'Va. 

Fund ArciiI: Ann Moi'NTCastle (Mrs. 
Robert S. Clamblc). fi^ Carter St., New 
Canaan, Conn, 

I hate to start off my duties as class 
secretary with an apology but this summer 

has been so hectic that I've not had time to 
do more than think of ways I'd like to get 
in touch with all of you. After a bundle of 
fits and starts, Alan, Bryan and I are settled 
in our neu' home (note new address aboxe) 
in Charlottesville, are very impressed with 
city ways such as door mail delivery and 
hope you will keep the postman puffing up 
the hill to our door step. 

Reunion was just more fun and those 
who could not make it ought to resolve 
right now to be back in five more years. 
Those who were there I'm sure will come. 
Meanwhile Annie Moo is taking over Bar- 
bie Lasier Edgerly's job as fund agent. P.e- 
member if you don't put up. you won't ge' 
the next two issues of the Alumnae News. 
The Red Fox, Ruth Cljrksoii Costello, is 
our new president. Her plans to be at 
Sweet Briar this winter have changed and 
she will be in St. Louis. 

There were 22 of us at reunion and they 
put us in the top floor of Reid. As members 
of the ranch-house generation, it was quite- 
a shock to be confronted by those steps 
I'm sure I used muscles I hadn't budged 
since 19'51. Bravest of us all was Patty 
Lyfijs Ford, who came with her husband 
Dick and four-month old son. Richard Ly- 
nas. He was ^ery blase and got a thorough 
spoiling by Miss Buckham and company, 
whom the Fords visited. Janet 
Crane's sister, Joan, was a graduate this 
year and the entire family was on hand, 
including Ed and Cathy. We had another 
class sister in the Class of '56. Ann Greer, 
Nedra Stimpson's sister, and Mr, and Mrs, 
Greer were there. 

We were quite proud of two of our class- 
mates Sunday night when the alumnae play. 
5'/e7'-i 10 Reunion, was presented. Ruthie 
Costello was author and Joan Vail di- 
rector. At step-singing, we discovered 
several of the songs our class dreamed up 
have apparently become solid parts of the 
college repertoire. "We'll be back," was 
one and "Senior Classes Never Die, They 
Just Fade Away " was another. The latter, 
though, did not have quite the punch it 
packed in the McArthur-Comes-Homc davs 
of 19'il. When i! came our turn to sin,g fhe 
alumnae song (Simples: "We're not spring 
chicks, " "Our skirts hang down a mile." 
etc.) I'm afraid we weren't too enthusias- 
tic. I guess we need a little seasonin.g for 
that ditty. 

Appearance-wise, we seem to have fared 
pretty well. Mary Pease Fleming said ino't 
of her clothes probably had been with her 
when she left in '■)!. That probably holds 
true for a good many of us. Our May 
Queen, Jean Mulynei/x Jeffcoat, showed up 
as a real fashion plate — really elegantly 

Our class meeting followed a picnic at 
Mrs. Lill's. It was so chilly we met insi.te 
and picnicked on her floor. That's when we 
pored over the class scrapbook and by the 
next issue of the Alumnae News I hope 
I have it here to lift some news out for 
you. As I recall, one statistic was that .Andy 
Ciuthrie has the most children but I don't 
remember how many. The weather was 
really cold and the supply of blankets gave 
out. Priority went to the older alumnaj and 
the newcomers shivered through the ni.ght. 

Next time, I promise some "hard news" 
as the convention phrase goes — that is if 
you send me some. The class file's missing 

persons bureau includes our fire chief, 
Connie Leisy. Joan Moller Andersen, Di- 
ane Aubineau, Betty Browder Nibley, 
Jeanne Foyd Tandy. Suzanne Johnson, Ann 
McCreery. AUie T/Umjii Baird, and Mar- 
garet W'oila Gibbs. Do you know where 
any of them are or how we could reestib- 
lish contact. 

Living in Charlottesville is exciting these 
days, as you probably know if you've read 
any of the news of our desegregation su'.:. 
We currently have a violent group tiying 
to arouse the city and tonight police and 
men in the neighborhood are watching the 
house of a pro-integration leader a block 
from us. The violence advocates have 
threatened to burn a cross in the yard and 
to burn the house to boot. 

A little last minute news from Ruthie. 
who since Sweet Briar, has been to Wash- 
ington. Houston where she visited Lynne 
A[cC:iUoN^h and Deek Holcombe, Dallas 
long enough to phone Sally Reid Anderson 
Blalock, Oklahoma City, and back to St. 
Louis. She had news of Emie Broun 
Spears' son. William Ryan, Jr.. born July 
2-i. Joan D.I! is and Andy Warren are god- 
parents of Leslie Hellier. Jean Suplelun and 
Burge's latest addition. Sue Lockley Glad 
is busy being a Republican but she and 
Ned got away to Fire Island to their cot- 
tage for weekends. Carla deCreny Levin s 
son. John deCreny. was born July 30. 

We three left Sept. 1 for 10 days at 
Warm Springs. And that's all until the 
next issue which you don't get unless you 
part with some of your gold. 


President: Jacqueline Razook (Mrs. Emil 
Chamandyj, 3375 Ridgewood Ave., Mon- 
treal, P.Q., Canada. 

Seerelary: Jane Roseberry (Mrs. John A. 
Ewald. Jr.). 149 Wellington Rd.. Garden 
City. L. I.. N. Y. 

Fund Agent: MARY Bailey (Mrs. John Iz- 
ard. Jr.). Apt. 27. 3181 Mathieson Dr.. 
N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

A tale of woe, ladies! "Wh' fo' you all 
don't answer my post cards, pleading for 
news of you and yours/ I'm afraid this will 
be a scant column, with what I can dig up 
via the telephone, and I'll hope to be del- 
uged with mail from you soon, 

A communique from the Alumnae Office 
tells me Suzanne Bjssewilz Shapiro and 
husband, Lewis, are living now at 9437 
Shore Road, Brooklyn 9, N, Y., and so must 
be out of the Army and home from Ger- 
many. However, the Telephone Company's 
information service refuses to recognize this 
fact so I ha\en't been able to reach her. Pat 
L.iyiu' Vi'inks informs me that Bunny Mau- 
pin and Sue Otis have returned from their 
globe-trotting where they saw Gay and 
her husband. Hans, in the Near East. Buiinv 
is living in 'Washington temporarily but 
intends to come to New York to work in 
the winter. Susan had seen or heard from 
Betty H.ircoiirl Drake and her husband who 
have a little girl and arc living in Florida. 

I have talked with Barbara B.iker Bird 
who was married to Bob on June 30th in 
East Aurora, N. Y., and is now living at 
U50 31st Road. Long Island City . . , 
about mid-way between the job she begins 
.soon as the Director of Summer Projects for 
the National Board of the Y.WC.A. in 

November. 19^6 


New '\'ork. and Bob's position in Great 
Neck as a school psycliologist. After a 
honey-moon at Booth Bay Harbour and in 
New England, the Bird's spent the rest of 
the summer getting settled in their apart- 
ment and Bob in finishing his Ph. D. dis- 
sertation. The latest on Pauly 'Wells is that 
she and her sister. Jay, and their mother 
went to Europe this summer, and both Jay 
and Pauly will be married in the fall to 
"Houston Boys" and will settle there. 

Casey BLick and Roger Undenvood were 
married in Washington on June 23rd and 
they left in early August on the U. S. S. 
United States to live in Frankfurt, Ger- 
many. Doesn't that sound exciting? A letter 
from Robbin McGary Ramey, catching us 
up on things with her! After Bob's fellow- 
ship at Union Theological Seminary in 
Richmond, and the birth of their little girl, 
Robbin Lee, on Dec. 14, 1954, the Ranieys 
moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where 
Bob is assistant minister of 'White Memorial 
Presbyterian Church. Strange as it seems, 
there are few S.B.ites around there but 
she had seen Sue Jiidd Silcox whose latest 
activities I reported in the last issue. 

Two other letters arrived recently, out 
of the blue, for which I am very grateful, 
from Joanne Holbrook Patton and Peggy 
Moore. Joannie and George are at An- 
napolis this year (address: B-1 Perry Cir- 
cle), George is the Naval Academy Ex- 
change Officer. She says that Leila Booth 
Morris and Jim with their two children, 
aged 5 and I'/i, are at Fort Leavenworth, 
Kansas, where Jim will be a student at the 
Command and General Staff College. Joan 
Stewart Hinton and Johnny are at West 
Point for a tour now-, too. Joannie had seen 
Mary Grafe Warren, who married a class- 
mate of George's during June week, and 
said she was looking lovely and glowingly 
described her baby girl and their life in 
Texas. Peggy Moore writes that after com- 
ing back from her year in Europe (mostly 
Paris), she went to Katherine Gibbs in 
Boston and has been working there 
ever since as secretary to the assistant di- 
rector of the Center for International 
Studies at M. L T. (This is composed, I 
am told, mostly of professors doing research 
on different countries in the fields of eco- 
nomic development, communications, and 
the Soviet bloc.) Peggy told me of Charlotte 
Snead Stifel's daughter, born in March, and 
had seen both Charlotte and Jackie Razook 
Chamandy in Montreal on New Year's Eve. 

Others in the blessed event department 
are Nancy Morrow Lovell and Mac, who 
announce the birth of Willard McKaig 
Lovell. Phillip B. Taylor, Jr., arrived at 
the new Montclair home of MoUie McCurdy 
and Phil in May, Ann W'hittiiif^ham Smith 
and Bob had their second little girl, Julia, 
in June, and Jake and I had a very stel- 
lar young man (we think) on June 9: John 
Hiram Ewald. Dee Dee Bell Burr and Jon 
produced Jonathan Williams Burr, Jr., in 
early July and Holly HilLts and Don Ham- 
monds had a little girl. Holly, in late July. 
I talked at length with Mollie, while we 
compared notes on our young sons and she 
said Phil's family had run into Marianne 
Vorys Minister and Thorpe several times 
on a trip they made to La Jolla and the fair 
west coast. Holly told me that Nancy Mc- 
Cann was living on the west coast now and 
is frantically working for Eisenhower! 

Anne HoagLind Plumb is teaching at 
Shipley Girl's School and living in Bryn 
Mawr, Pa., while Bob attends Wharton 
Business School. Becky Yerkes, fully grad- 
uated and degreed now, was in New York 
when young Hi arrived and came home 
with us from the hospital for a few days, 
which were very much enjoyed. She and 
her family took a quick trip to Bermuda 
this summer. 

I just talked with Susan Hobson Mc- 
Cord and she and Coke are busily getting 
settled in their Styvesant Town apartment 
in Manhattan while Coke runs busily from 
Bellevue to Presbyterian Hospital perform- 
ing very able surgery. A late communique 
from Nancy Hamel Clark reveals the birth 
of a baby boy in August to Blake and her! 
She also tells me that Janet Graham, her 
roommate from St. Andrews, is back in N, 
Y. C. now, on her way to study for a year 
at Berkeley, with a Commonwealth grant. 
Nancy and Blake had been with Pat Paiinill 
Mebane and Alan for a golf week-end at 
Southern Pines recently. 

That's about all our news for this issue 
. . . Please do write me and tell me your 
tid-bits, and do write Sweet Briar and 
enclose a big, fat check for the Alumnae 
Fund! 'Bye till February. Don't forget to 
vote ! 


President: Katzy Bailey (Mrs. C. J. 
Nager, Jr.), Netherlands 'Village, Schenec- 
tady, New York. 

Secretary: Nan O'Keeffe, 12 Hawks Hill 
Road. New Canaan, Conn., or 109 East 79th 
Street, New York 21, N.Y. 

Fund Agent: "Virginia Hudson, 83 Pleas- 
ant St., Apt. 1, So. Weymouth 90, Mass. 

Hi, ladies! It is that wonderful nostalgic 
fall season again and it always makes me 
so lonesome for Sweet Briar. 

Hearts and Flowers Dept: Anne Elliott 
became Mrs. Challen Caskie on May 31st 
in Birmingham, Ala. Nan Locke was in the 
wedding and wrote that Anne was simply 
lovely. Janet \\"/dau Harris was also there. 
She and her husband are living in Birm- 
ingham. I heard via a little bird that Janet 
Hamilburg married a most charming L'SAF 
Captain named Robert Carter, in Hollis, 
New Hampshire, on June 29th. Many late 
felicitations. I was Nanc~y Ord's maid of 
honor on July l4th when she married Art 
Jackson in Alexandria, "Va. She was such a 
princess, and we had such a good time. 
Nancy and Art are living in Silver Spring, 
Md., and are both still working in C. C, 
I plan to make a trip down there either in 
October or November. Their most exciting 
news is that Art made the LISA Olympic 
Team for .22 Calibre rifles! He is going to 
compete in Australia in November, but 
Nancy isn't going. Art had been a member 
of the '48 and '52 Olympic teams, also. I 
think that is down-right fabulous. Jo Parks 
is planning to marry Ivan de Husovsky in 
New Haven on the 29th of September. I 
shall attend the wedding, so will have a 
full report in the next issue. 

Maternity Ward: We have a delightful 
crop of new offspring to report, and at this 
writing the girls are predominating. Hope 
they have all been enrolled at SBC! Susie 

Hall Godson and Bill are very delighted 
with their third child and second daughter, 
Anne Tyler, born on July 12th. It hardly 
seems possible that I was in Susie's wed- 
ding five years ago ! Time does fly, no ? 
The only boy born of late that I know 
about is Sug Cantey Patton's cute Stuart 
Thomas. He arrived on July 31st and Sug 
and "Pat" are mighty proud. They are liv- 
ing in Jacksonville, Florida, at the moment. 
Maggie Graves McClung got serious for a 
moment and presented Red David with a 
cute young lady, named Blair Burwell. 
Don't know if she has red hair or not! I 
bet she will be beating the bushes at SBC 
just like her Mama before too many years 
. . . Janie Dawson Mudwilder was in New 
York for a visit, and Nancy McConald and 
I had lunch with her. She showed us pic- 
tures of her daughter, Jane Tarres, (called 
Tarres) who was born on July 10th. She 
tipped the scales at the fabulous weight of 
5 lbs. 14 02. Janie is just fine, and knows 
more news ! It was fun to see her, and she 
bought us lunch, which was even funner! 

Estelle Courand Lane was in town for a 
short anniversary visit and I got to see her 
also. Just fine, and seems to be enjoying the 
Air Force life at Wright-Patterson AFB, 
where she and Bob are stationed. Anne 
Kirksey Ervin, Tate, and Dolly, their baby, 
are living in Dickie Wellborn Yoran and 
Jerry's house out in San Diego, while Jerry 
is on a cruise and Dickie and the two kid- 
dies are visiting her family in D. C. 

Job Notes: Ginnie Hudson has resigned 
from the faculty at Miss Hall's School in 
Pittsfield, Mass., and is back at her old 
company, Sigma Instruments, in Braintree, 
Mass. Don't forget to send her lots of 
money. You will get this issue, but no 
more, unless you write to her and send 
her some of that loose change. And you 
know you just can't live without the SBC 
News. I mean it ! Joan Brophy is working 
for a fantastic organization called "Oper- 
ation Home Improvement" — which is an 
outgrowth of Eisenhower's ACTION. What 
exactly it is, I don't know, but she is an 
executive secretary, ahem, and lunches at 
the Waldorf, and is making gobs of money. 
She and June Arata recently visited Katzy 
Bailey and C. J. Nager up in Schenectady, 
and reported that all is well with the newly- 
weds. Dolly Wallace is working for the 
local newspaper in Charleston, W. "Va., and 
is drawing fashion ads. She sent me a 
sample . . . real good. 

I got a nice letter from Mary Alexander 
Sherwood from Houston, which is my 
favorite city, and she had lots of news. She 
and Phil Sherwood were married October 
15, 1955. He is an architect. Betty Bentsen 
Winn and Dan have two children and are 
also living in Houston, as are Pat Miller 
Lively and Bob. Bob works for the Humble 
Oil Co. and is a geologist. Ann Horrigan 
Lyons and Jim have two little girls. Mar- 
garet Long married Charles Parker and is 
living in Oklahoma City. Jackie Grubbs 
Crews and Jimmy are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
as is Ann Lackey, after spending a year in 
Hawaii, and a year in San Francisco. 

I have to run . . . don't forget to send 
me news, and to send Ginnie some money. 
I don't have her address in Mass., but it 
will always be forwarded from Missouri. 
And don't forget to register and 'VOTE, 


Alumiide News 


Piesideiii: Margaret Mohlman, 165 East 

35th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Secretary: Jane R. Keating, 308 East 79th 

Street, New York 21, N.Y. 

Fund Ageiil: Faith Rahmer. 165 East 35th 

Street, New York, N.Y. 

There's so much news and so little time 
that I'm not going to waste either by intro- 
Juitions or organization! To wit; 

Dodo lii/iilh and George Hamilton have 
]ust liad their second child, George IV 
( W'inkie is 1-i mos. now). They were at 
Susie Bassetts wedding to Walt Fincgan 
this summer . . . Merrill Underwood and 
Jane Carey were bridesmaids, Helen Smith 
and George Lewis, Margie Morris and Phil 
Powell, Betty Owens and Peter Benziger, 
Mary Hill and Doug Day, B. B. Smith and 
Mimi Hitchcock also on hand. Turn about's 
fair play, and all that, so shortly after, Su- 
sie and Walt came up to New York for 
Miniis wedding to Ray Davis, Jr. B. B. 
was maid of honor; Mary Hill a bridesmaid. 
The Finegans then went to Rehoboth Beach 
for a fun weekend with Betty and Pete 
Benziger and son Johnny. Dodo was also on 
hand for Lindy Lineberger's wedding to 
Bill Steele of Raleigh, as was Ellie Vorys. 
Lindy and Bill honeymooned in Nassau, 
and are now living in Charlotte where 
Lindy is president of the alumnae club 

Mary Hill and Doug are stationed in 
Honolulu — Doug was in a bad car acci- 
dent out there — and here's a wish from all 
of us that he's doing fine now. Karen 
Looker Hyde and husband Nelson C. Hyde, 
Jr., recently had a young son, N.C.H. III. 
They're living in Clinton, N, Y., where 
Nelson is director of public relations at 
Hamilton College. Jan O'Neal Gould and 
husband Pres have a year old son, Alan, 
and are li\ ing in Dallas. Pres is Texas man- 
ager of the American Express Co. Anice 
Barbar is now Mrs. Julian Read, lives in Ft. 
Worth and has a 2 yr. old daughter, Court- 
ney. Carole D/llote Johnson and Paul now 
!i\e in Athens, Pa. — have two youngsters; 
John Hamilton, 3^2 ^nd Margaret, 11 mos. 
Lib Wilson and Frank Rutan, the proud 
parents of Eleanor, 2, and Frank, 5 mos., 
are living in Strafford, Pa. 

Mary Jane Roos and Dick Fcnn have 
Pamela Jane who is now -i mos. old. Page 
Anderum and lim Hungerpillar saw Ann 
White and Oscar Connell and Pony Bram- 
lett and Charlie Lowrance at Sea Island 
this summer . , . fine time had by all. Page 
and Jim have two young-uns, Annie has 
Oscar II, and Pony a little girl, at last 
count. Peaches Davis Roane writes that 
husband lack has just gotten his MD from 
Vanderbilt; is interning in pediatrics. Their 
daughter. Regina, was a year old in August, 
Anne Allen (see, I told you there'd be no 
organization!) was a bridesmaid in Pinky 
Walsh's wedding to Frank Cahouet, as was 
Martha Dahney Leclere. Anne still rooms 
in the Village with Cathy Munds. She also 
told me that 1 ) Alice Harding, Correa had 
her second child, a boy. and 2) Bee Pinnell 
was in N>'C recently to see Vicky Toof off 
to the Sorbonne for a year. 

Hatsy Rohinson has a baby girl. Avery 
Trumball Taylor, Shirley Poiilson and Gil 
1-loopcr ha\e two girls — 33 mcs. and 23 

mos., and a boy, 5 mos. Shirley is the vice 
president of the Baltimore SB Club. Card 
from Louise Daits McLaughlin says she, 
Ed, "Twirp " and new dau^^hter Margaret 
are living the life of Reilly in Daytona 
Beach. Joan Potter and Henry Micklc have 
a house in Louisville and are happy as 
clams. Joan wrote a wonderful letter in- 
cluding such news as: Barbara Tompkins is 
a department head at Wannamakers, Phila- 
delphia; Lamar Ellis is working for IBM 
in Atlanta; Peggy Crowley and Dick Talbott 
are now living in Denver; Bev Smith Bragg 
has a year old daughter; Joy Parker and 
Charlie Eldrege have a little girl, Lisa. Jean 
Gtllesjiie Walker had her second son re- 
cently. Joan also said she and Henry see a 
lot of Joyce Miles and Newton Shousc. 
Joyce is teaching school at last. 

Loni; letter from Gigi Mitchell Frank; 
she and husband Monroe II are living in 
Little Rock with Monroe III. 2 yrs.. and 
Elizabeth. 8 mos. Bruce Walts and Bill 
Krucke and son Carl and I converse by 
phone — all's well with them. Carl is a 
doll. So, by the way, is young Jeff Hurwit, 
year-old-and-some son of Joan Anson and 
Alby. They're still in Cambridge where 
Alby is at Tufts Med School. 

Fran Reese Peale is now living in Dur- 
ham where husband Frank is interning at 
Duke L'niversity Hospital. Barbara W/'.on 
Daniel and Bob are living in College Park, 
Ga., where Bob attends Georgia Tech and 
Barbara is working at Georgia Military 
Academy. Caroline Chobot is teachin,:? 8th 
grade American history and sophomore 
Modern European history at Girls Prepara- 
tory School in Chattanooga, after spending 
a wonderful summer abroad. Chobot visited 
Libby Stamp in London — also Joan Oram 
in Scotland. Joan is engaged; her fiance is 
with Shell Oil and will be in Borneo for 
the next three years. During that time Joan 
will be an assistant lecturer at St. Andrews 
where she received a 1st class honors de- 
gree this summer. Another traveler this 
summer was Billy Isdale — toured Europe 
with special emphasis on Italy. She's now 
working in a book store in New Rochelle. 

Exciting news from Meg Metley; she's 
engaged to Bob Peck who is currently em- 
ployed by Uncle Sam. They plan to be 
married in June; Meg is now getting a 
Masters in teaching at Yale Grad School. 
Ruth Frye and Hugo Deaton's wedding in 
lune was absolutely tops; bridesmaids in 
eluded Dilly Johnson Jones. Snooks /1!..7- 
heu'S Holley and me, and Jo Nelson Booze 
was also there to give moral support. Ruth 
and Hugo are living here while he finishes 
Columbia Med School. Ruth's gotten do- 
mestic as all get out — I tiught her well, 
and changing roommates doesn't seem to 
have bothered her a bit! 

Vaughan and Taylor Morrissette are 
back in Mobile after living in New Or- 
leans. They spent a grand weekend with 
Shooks and Kyle recently, and are now 
fixing up a new apartment. 

Dilly and sister Saynor were in NYC :ioi 
long ago — t'was great to see them. Also hud 
a visit from Nancy Moody who is entering 
her third year at Texas Law School — brave 
soul that she is! Speaking of Texas. Sissy 
Morris Girl Westward Ho is in Austin 
teaching third grade at the Texas State 
.School for the Blind. She loves it. and say.s 

it's a marvelous job, even if she does have 
to decipher the 3 R's into Braille! 

I made a flying trip (literally and figu- 
ratively) out to Dayton to solve the adver- 
tising problem of Campbell Soups and 
called Jeanne Stoddart Barends in Columbus 
en route. Fred has just opened his doors to 
practice, and Jeanne loves the life of a 
doctor's wife. She and Fred visited Mtri 
and Walt Major this summer; the Majors 
highly approved of Fred and the Barends 
highly approved of little Walt. Mary Lee 
McGinnis has obviously dropped off the 
face of the earth. Anyone knowing of her 
whereabouts please contact local authori- 

For those who are interested in what 
I've been doing — among other things I refer 
you to pages 69 thru 85 of the Sept. issue 
of Vogtie ... no, no. not the model, the 
copy! Also watch for the new Revlon ad 
— it's a lulu, and Mrs. Eaton would dis- 
own me! 

Flash! Ann Collins is engaged! After 
marrying off 7 roommates the San Fran- 
cisco kid is taking the great step Nov. 24. 
His name is Bill Teachout. stationed in 
SF. and from all reports, he's divine! 
Flash No. 2! Ro Ogihie is MARRIED — 
living in Evanston. Illinois — and that, 
ladies, is all I know about it. More later. 
That, in fact, is all I know, period. 


President: Nancy Anderson, 181 Hudson 

St., Hudson, O. 

Acting Secretary: Jane Lindsey. 1500 N. 

Delaware St.. Indianapolis. Ind. 

Fund Agent: Catherine Cage, 1002 Sul 

Ross. Houston. Tex. 

Hello from the Midwest — not so exciting 
as Manda's datelines but there's fair qual- 
ity of news. First a plug for the Alumnae 
Fund. Send your checks to Cathy Cage and 
receive the remaining issues of the Alum- 
nae News. 

L'niess someone comes up with a prior 
claim. Sally Oherlin Davis has class honors 
for the first wee one — a boy, Noel, born in 
June. Nella G'r.v) B.!rklcy takes a second 
place with Rufus Calvin Barkley IV. born 
in Charleston on Aug. 4. Incidentally the 
Barkleys are living in an interesting old 
house which formerly belonged to Derrill 
Mayhank Hagood's uncle. 

Weddings have been almost as prevalent 
this summer as last. Johnson and 
Graydon De Camp married in Cincinnati on 
Aug. 18. Joan Fankhauser was maid of 
honor and Gay Reddig was on hand for 
the festivities. Both Pansy and Graydon 
will teach at Eaglebrock. primar>' school of 
Deerfield Academy for Boys. Deerfield. 
Mass. Gay's at Georgetow-n Law School and 
Fank will be teaching the second grade in 
a Cincinnati public .school. 

Yola Avram married an American in 
Athens last summer and both will return to 
school in Madison. VC'is.. this fall. Mai7 
Ellen Maxwell and 'William Gordon Bowen 
were married in Cinnati on Aug. 25. 
Frankie Marbiiry Coxe writes that Camille 
Williams and Derrill Mayhank HagooJ 
were bridesmaids in her wedding on Mav 
26. Mary Boyd Murray and Kathleen 
Peeples Sadler were there also. Latest ru- 
mor has Camille on her way to Australia 
for the Olympic Games. Kathleen is still 

November, 1956 


with an insurance company in Macon. She 
expects Dick home in May. Mary Boyd 
reports the greatest adventure: she bumped 
into Dr. Masur in Heidelburg, Germany, 
last summer. 

Largest SBC representation seems to have 
been in Alexandria for Pat Smith's marriage 
to jack Ticer on July 20. Sue Seward. Anne 
Williams and I were bridesmaids, and Pam 
Compton. Betsy Miller. Shirley Sutliff and 
Anne Kilby were among the well wislicrs. 
Sue Seward was planning to do part time 
work for an architect in Petersburg. Anne 
Williams is still with CIA as is Pam. Sut- 
liff has left N.ilio)hil Geugrjphic. Kilby will 
attend law school at Yale. 

Vida Radin summered in Nantucket and 
plans to work for USIA in Washington 
durmg the fall but will take off for Europe 
in January. Frances Bell spent the summer 
traveling— first a long western trip, then 
visits to Kathleen Peeples Sadler and Di- 
ane Hum Lawrence and Jimmy who are 
back in Winchester. Babs GM-foilh Jackson 
and Ivey are in Birmingham. Their apart- 
ment is right across the hall from that of 
Carolyn Dickinson Tynes ('56), Newell 
Bryan and Cathy Cage are still working for 
brokers, Newell in Cleveland and Cathy in 
Houston. Cathy and Lydia Plawp Platten- 
burg have gotten together several times. Ly- 
dia and George will be in Houston till Nov. 
Kay Roberts is teaching tenth grade biology 
in Victoria. Nancy Douthat, Pat Tucker and 
Joan Gualtieri have rented a house in 
Georgetown. Didi Stoddard is still comput- 
ing at Johns Hopkins Physics Lab in Silver 
Spring. Jeanette Kennedy spent four weeks 
in a tent at Pleasantville, N. Y., in con- 
nection with a Girl Scout training program. 
She hoped to see Fay Cooper Gates who is 
living in New Brunswick, N. J. 

Ginger Finch was in San Francisco for 
the summer and may stay there. Charlotte 
Taylor has been traveling in Europe. Nancy 
Anderson will teach the second grade at 
Old Trail School in Akron, 'Manda Mc- 
Thenia has spent the summer in Spain, 
Greece and Turkey — unfortunately she had 
to bypass Egypt. And yours truly is still 
working with children's books at Bobbs- 
Merrill in Indianapolis. And thassall. 


President: Joyce Lenz, Sunset Hill, Boyce 

Avenue, Ruxton 4, Md. 

Secretary: CATHERINE LoTTERHOS, 905 

Pinehurst St., Jackson, Miss, 

Fund Agent: Kay Smith, 2205 Kentmere 

Parkway, Wilmington, Del. 

I have a 700 word limit and I have 
news of 58 of you; this presents a problem. 
Please be understanding about the economic 
phraseology . . . there is just too much 
going on ! 

Impromptu class reunions began as early 
as June 9 when Ruth Philips and Opie W. 
Hollowell were married; and the wedding 
circuit moved south and then north again 
to include the weddings of Mary Ann and 
Stuart Quarngesser, Carolyn Dickinson and 
Bayard Tynes, Carolyn Pannell and Dudley 
Ross, Helen Turner and Tayloe Murphy, 
and Mitzie Djerf and Raymond Deridder. 
From all accounts these were lovely af- 
fairs and I'm sure the brides are doing a 
"lovely" job of housekeeping. I happened 

to be an eyewitness of Carolyn Tynes' 
housekeeping in Birmingham, and 1 was 
pleasantly surprised to find that her apart- 
ment bears no resemblance whatsoever to 
300 Gray! 

Helen wrote that Jane Bl.ick Clark and 
David are still in Norfolk and Margie Man- 
get Lyman and Guy were there until the 
Navy sent Guy to Europe. Margie will fol- 
low him soon. Mary Ann and Mitzie will 
both be in the Old Dominion again next 
year: Mitzie and Ray will live in Quantico 
and Mary Ann and Stu will be in Char- 
lottesville. Carolyn Blake was married in 
June and is now living in Buffalo, N. Y. 
Mary Alice Major was married on August 
6 to William A. Duncan IV; and in late 
August Laura Hailey and Charles Bowen 
were married. Parksie Carroll was mar- 
ried on September 1. 

Best wishes to Jeanne Applequist, Kave 
Creekmore, Pryde Brown, Bet Forbes, Mimi 
Thornton, and Kay Smith ! Jeannie will be 
married on Dec. 29. Pride's engage- 
ment to John McPhee was announced on 
August 28. They will be married in De- 
cember, Bet Forbes and Ed Locklin are 
planning a Nov, wedding. Kaye Creekmore, 
who has been working for the Oklahoma 
Historical Society, has recently announced 
her engagement to Ensign George Owen 
Compton. Mimi's engagement to Boo Op- 
penhimer was announced on August IM, and 
a summer wedding is planned. In the ir.cp.n- 
time. Miss Thornton and Miss Gaileher 
will be teaching school in Culpeper, Va, 
Kay Smith also will be a school marm u.ntil 
the wedding bells ring in June for her and 
Terry Davis. Kay will teach fourth 
graders in Wilmington, Del., and Tolly 
LIrner will move to the same city to teach 
third graders. Anne Willis, after a splendid 
summer at the L^niversity of Edinburgh, 
will teach school in St. Louis, 

Betsy Meade, Helen Wolfe, Alice Gug- 
genheimer, and Ann Stevens, ( in one 
apartment) and Ginny Echols, Frances Gil- 
bert, and Louisa Hunt (in another) will be 
living in Cambridge, Mass., next year. Ann 
will be an assistant interior decorator in 
Jordon Marsh Department Store. Louisa 
will be with the personnel office at Harvard; 
Alice will be working at Peter Bent Brig- 
ham Hospital in the Department of Surgery 
on chemical problems associated with their 
studies on surgical patients and patients 
with cancer. Iris Potteiger will be in Cam- 
bridge taking part in the Harvard-Radcliffe 
Program in Business Administration. 

Janet Caldwell will also be doing grad- 
uate work for her M.A. in teaching at 
Yale. Lee Chang is not only working 
toward an M.A. in Educational Psychology, 
she is also going to be a Student Dean and 
a Housemother at Cornell LTniversity. Sue 
Talburt is planning to study in Madrid 
next year; and Nancy St. Clair will be 
studying at the Sorbonne until March. Lee- 
sie Parrish will meet her in Paris in I-lov. 
following a trip to the Far East. 

Karen Steinhardt is headed for Europe 
and Africa this fall. In Germany she plans 
to visit Sally Joseph Vickerman, who has 
just had a son, Michael Jay Vickerman, 
Meredith Smythe will spend the next three 
months in Europe. I'm sure Betty Buxton, 
Joyce Fackiner, and Prince Trimmer have 
enjoyed their summer trip abroad. Rose 

Montgomery has had a marvellous trip out 
west with her family, 

Nancy Pickering and Sally Hyde have al- 
ready settled in New York City; Betty 
Pierce and Evy Christison will join them 
soon. Corky Lauter is working with the 
N. Y. Life Insurance Company in the In- 
surance Research Department, and Eve Alt- 
sheler will move in soon and will be work- 
ing in advertising for J. Walter Thompson. 
Joan Broman and Byrd Stone are planning 
to live in N. Y. Ann Greer has been in 
N. Y. for the summer studying dancing and 
modelling; this fall she is returning to 
Mobile for a year of teaching dancing and 
a big debut season. 

Ann Irvin is going to do Child Welfare 
Work in Roanoke and Dede Candler is go- 
ing to work for the Atlanta Historical So- 
ciety. Hazel Herring will be living in Chapel 
Hill either to take a business course or to 
work for the L'niversity Press; she has just 
finished the Publishing Procedures Course at 
Radclift'e. Nancie Howe took a Girl Scout 
position in Toledo in September. After a 
grand tour of the west with Frances Shan- 
nonhouse and Harriet Cooper, Nancy 
Salisbury will take a position with Belwood, 
Inc. in Jackson, Miss. Jane Street, Joyce 
Lenz, and Barbara Collis have informed 
me that they plan to find careers in their 
respective home towns; and I also have 
found a job in my respective and most re- 
spectable home town of Jackson, Miss, — I 
am associated with the Mississippi Depart- 
ment of Archives and History, and I will 
find out just what the "association " will be 
after September 1, 

That's all I know, please keep me in- 
formed. You've been wonderful so far and 
I'm very grateful. Don't forget to send 
funds to Kay! 

Love to all, 




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ChMinijii: Mrs. Kenneth B. Harding (Betty Myers, 'SSg) 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Carter Rowe (Mary Moore, '34g), 
21 Cedar Rd., Chestnut Hill 
Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Robert Savage (Ann Orr, '48), 
635 Dorian Rd., VCcstheld 
New York City 

Mrs. Stephen Botsford (Cynthia Abbott, '42g), 
243 East 48th St. 

Mrs. Robert N. Eckhardt (Lacy Skinner, '50g), 
Sunset Lane, Rye, N. Y. 

Mrs. William B. Crane, Jr. (Margaret Cramer, '21s,), 
106 Stamford Ave., Stamford 
Rochester, New York 

Mrs. George Hill (Helen Watson, ■4lg), 
416 Oakridge Dr. 


Chainnjii: Mrs. John B. Orgain, Jr. (Norvell Royer,' 30g) 

Amherst, Virginia 

Mrs. Charles Faukoner (Louise McCord, '50g), 
Monroe, Va. 
Charlottesville, Virginl\ 

Mrs. Knox Turnbull (Evelyn Williams, ■40g), 
Shadwell, Virginia 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mrs. Lea Booth (Mary Morris Gamble, '50g), 
1316 Oakwood Court 
Norfolk, Virginu 

Mrs. G. W. Stacey (Nancy Cofer, '47g), 
814 Graydon Ave. 

Mrs. Joseph J. Woodward (Virginia Vesey, '33), 
No. 4 Merry Circle, Warwick, Virginia 
Richmond. Virginia 

Mrs. Tazewell Ellett, III (Marguerite Rucker, '48g), 
307 Somerset La. 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Mrs. E. Griffith Dodson, Jr. (Molly Talcott, '38g), 
122 27th St., S.E. 
Washington. D. C, Area 

Mrs. Dickson R. Loos (Beatrice Dingwell, '46g), 
6400 Garnett Rd., Chevy Chase, Md. 


Chairman: Mrs. John S. Smith (Ruth Hasson, '30g) 

Wilmington, E>elaware 

Mrs. Richard R. Condit (Julia Hoeber, ■4lg), 
223 Thomas Drive, Monroe Park 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Mrs. Christopher Lamb (Rebekah Stokes, '45), 
1220 W. Lake Ave. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanla 

Mrs. George T. Francis, Jr. (Elinor Ward, '37g), 
"Avon Wood." Haverford 1. Pa. 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Paul J. Sturgeon (Mary Copeland, '29g), 
905 Wellesley Road 


Chairman: Mrs. William S. Sandifer, Jr., 

(Agnes Cleveland. '31g) 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. William L. Steele, III (Harriette Lineberger, '54g), 
2911 Crosby Rd. 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Joseph C. Bartel (Anna Whitaker, '4lg), 
321 Lynn Avenue 


Chairman: Mrs. Clarence B. Rogers (Mary Clark, '13) 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Mrs. Ralph B. Tate (Louise Cross, '45g), 
3809 Jackson Blvd., Crestline Hgts. 

Columbus, Georgia 

Miss Mary Boyd Murray, '55g, 
1256 Eberhart Ave. 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Miss Rebecca Yerkes, '52g, 
2935 Grand Ave. 
Tampa, Florida 

Mrs. Marvin Essrig (Cecile Waterman, ■44g), 
1017 Frankland Road 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Lamar W. Little (Anne Corbitt, '34g), 
273 The Prado, N.E. 


Chairman: Miss Marguerite Hume, ■43g) 

Lexington, Kentucky 

Mrs. A. G. Campbell (Anne Estill, ■50g), 
1801 Bon Air Dr. 
Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. Henry D. Bickel (Joan Potter, ■54g), 
144 No. Ewing Avenue 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph E. Landen (Elizabeth Todd, '50g), 
1211 Herschel Woods Lane 
Charleston, West Virginia 

Miss Elisabeth Wallace, '53g, 
327 Professional Bldg. 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Mrs. Robert E. Jenkins (Nancy Kegley, '42), 
36 E. 57th St. 


Chairman: Mrs. W. Wright Bryan (Ellen Newell, '26) 

Chicago, Illinois 

Miss Patricia A. Barton, '51g, 
3 Pomander Walk, Glencoe 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Hanson H. Hodge (Emily Jones, ■27g), 
2721 Berkshire Rd., Cleveland Heights 
Columbus, Ohio 

Mrs. W. Todd Furniss (Barbara Ripley, '42g), 
129 Indian Springs Dr. 
Toledo, Ohio 

Mrs. Marcus Smith (Gratia Boice, '49), 
2407 Barrington 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Mrs. Ralph Teitgen (Katherine Mensing, '44), 
4400 N. Wilson Drive 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Mrs. Cyril P. Pesek (Muriel Possum, '25), 
2125 South Oliver Ave. 


Chairman: Miss Mary Lee McGinnis, '54g) 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Mrs. Ray P. Perry. Jr. (Margaret Eggers, '44g), 
60 Conway Lane 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. David P. McCallie (Maddin Lupton. '48g). 
1604 Carroll Lane 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Mrs. C. O. Beeson, Jr. (Betty Hoehn, '47g), 
5839 Poplar 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Mrs. John G. Palmer (Nancy K. Butterworth. '51g), 
3717 Woodmont La. 


Chairman: Mrs. Robert S. Bush (Sarah Adams, '43g) 

Los Angeles, California 

Mrs. Daniel B. Esterly (Eleanor Cook, '34g), 
2280 Chaucer Road, San Marino 
San Francisco, California 

Mrs. Walter C. Fell (Hellen Mowry, '24g). 
1727 Judah St. 
Denver. Colorado 

Miss Benadine Newby, '40g, 
800 Pennsylvania St. 
Houston, Texas 

Mrs. Robert W. Ja^^is. Jr. (Ruth Houston, '46g), 
2019 Bancroft Lane 

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Alumnae News 

VoLUMi; XXVI, No. 2 

Swi i;t Briar Colliici:, S\vi:i£t Briar, Virginia 

November, 1956 


Thomas C. Boushall, Richmond banker, 
has been named president of the Board oi 
Directors, according to announcement made 
by Archibald G. Robertson, Richmond, 
chairman of the board's executive commit- 
tee Dr Connie M. Guion. New York, has 
also been elected a director. 

'Education for Quality' Stressed on Founders' Day 


Mr. Boushall 
succeeds Dr. Dab- 
ney S. Lancaster, 
Millboro Springs, 
who resigned from 
the board presi- 
dency last summer 
when he was ap- 
jiointcd to the State 
Council of Higher 
Education of which 
he has since been 

c/ime cho.sen chairman. 
Members of the Council may not hold office 
or retain membership on the board of direc- 
tors of any school or college. 

As president of the Bank of Virginia, Mr. 
Boushall is nationally known in banking 
circles. He has been a member of the Board 
of Overseers at Sweet Briar since 1949, serv- 
ing on its committee on investments and 
and finance. 

A member of the State Board of Educa- 
tion since 195.T, Mr. Boushall is a leader 
in educational and social welfare organiza- 
tions. Last March he was given the 1956 

(Ccntinued on page 2, coL 1) 

A prediction that education, now recog- 
nized as the key to the future, will become 
the great public issue of the future was 
made by the Founders' Day speaker, Fred 
M. Hechinger, widely known writer on 
educational topics. He was education editor 
of the New York Hemic/ Tribune for the 
past six years. 

A shortage of brain power, rather than of 
man power, is apparent today, Mr. Hech- 
inger pointed out in his address. "American 
Education, Chapter 2: Tide of the Future. " 

"In the first phase of American education 
we were mainly concerned with getting 
everybody into school," he said. "This we 
accomplished, and we did so brilliantly. In 
fact, this may well have been America's 
greatest contribution to the first half of the 
20th century. Through the universal public 
school we have already begun literally to 
transform the face of the earth. 

"But in the second phase, ' lie continued, 
"we must replace the ni.n who are masters 
of maintenance and logistics, and who are 
now running so many of our schools, ami 
must substitute men of the mind and of 
ideas . . ." 

Speaking of some of the educational 
problems \\'hich are increasing along with 
the rising number of children to be educated, 
he said, "It is difficult to make parents un- 
derstand that to be selective and permit 

talented children to get ahead faster is not a 
sign ol undemocratic attitudes. 

'If the parents stand in the way of this 
desperately needed development of quality, 
then they must be re-educated. But unless a 
system ol cjuantity can also encourage qual- 
ity, the mass structure itself will collapse 
under the weight of mediocrity. " 

Representatives from many Virginia col- 
leges and secondary schools attended the 
all-day program. They were guests at a 
luncheon in Reid dining room prvrceding the 
afternoon panel on "Schools and Colleges — 
Their Common Interests." 

Speakers on the panel led by Mr. Hech- 
inger included Mrs. Wilma Kerby-Miller, 
dean of instruction, Radcliff j College; Henry 
I. "Willett, superintendent of the Richmond 
Public Schools; and Lester W. Nelson, 
former principal of the Scarsdale, N. Y., 
High School and now a consultant to the 
Fund for the Ad\ancement of Education. 

The need for clarifying th;r basic pur- 
poses of education, for encouraging gifted 
students in order to produce more brain- 
power, and for emphasizing quality in edu- 
cation, was asserted by the participants in a 
lively exchange of views. 

Steps being taken in both schools and 
colleges to encourage and challenge superior 
students were outlined by Mrs. Kerby-Mil- 
ler, who mentioned several kinds of experi- 

(Cvntinurd on page 5, col. 2) 

(■'til* Campbrlt Pholis 

Members of the Founders' Day panel meet prior to the afternoon session: Seniors Diane Duffleld and Carter Donnan, Mr. Hechinger, and Miss Jane 
Fred M. Hechinger. panel moderator; Mrs. Wilma Kirby-Miller; Henry I. Belcher talk over questions raised by Mr. Hechinger in his morning address. 
Willett; Miss Tyler Gemmell, co-chairman of the program; Lester W. Nelson. Miss Belcher was co-chairman of the day's program. 


Page 2 


November, 1956 

Chambers Succeeds Duffield 
As Head of Parents' Board 

Lenoir Chambers, editor of the Norfolk 
Virgiii'hui-Pilol. was elected chairman of the 
Parents' Advisory Board on the 10th annual 
Parents' Day, October 27. He succeeds Hugh 
K. Duffield, Glad- 
wyne. Pa., vice-presi- 
dent of Sears, Roe- 
buck & Co., eastern 
area, who has been 
chairman tor three 


Almost 100 par- 
ents, members of the 
Parents' Advisory 
Board, heard Presi- 
dent Anne Gary 
Pannell's report of 
Aufcmer gjft-j totaling more 
than $1,750,000 in the $2,500,000 develop- 
ment program, aimed for completion during 
1956, the college's fiftieth anniversary year. 
Alexander Donnan, Roanoke, described 
the Parents' Fund which was organized last 
April under his chairmanship to underwrite 
the college's scholarship program. 

Mr. Chambers, whose daughter Elisa- 
beth is a sophomore at Sweet Briar, has been 
editor of the Virghiuvi-Pilot since 1950. A 
graduate of the University of North Caro- 
lina, where h; was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa, he is also a graduate and trustee of 
Woodberry Forest School, where he taught 
for two years before going into newspaper 
work. He became associate editor of the 
Virginian-Pilot in 1929. and served as edi- 
tor of the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch from 
1944 to 1950. 

Director and past president of the Nor- 
folk Forum, Mr. Chambers is also a director 
of the Norfolk Public Library and he is a 
trustee of Norfolk Academy. 

Approximately 400 parents from all 
parts of the country took part in the Par- 
ents' Day program and visited the new 
William Bland Dew dormitory, first of 
three buildings included in the develop- 
ment program at Sweet Briar. 

New Board President 

(Ccnlcnued from page I) 

Distinguished Service Award of the Vir- 
ginia State Chamber of Commerce for out- 
standing service to the state. 

Dr. Guion, who was named to the Sweet 
Briar Board of Overseers in 1950, has been 
chairman of the development committee 
since 1953. She was one of the early faculty 
members at the college, where she taught 
chemistry for five years before continuing 
her studies. 

A graduate of the medical school of Cor- 
nell University, Dr. Guion has maintained 
a private practice in New York City for 
many years. She has taught clinical medicine 
at Cornell, and she has been director of 
medical clinics of New York Hospital, on 
whose board of governors she is currently 



"Corporate Citizenship and the Tradition 
of Quality" is the title of an effectixe bro- 
chure published in October by the Virginia 
Foundation for Independent Colleges, of 
which Sweet Briar is a member. In the past 
three years, 194 firms have contributed 
$601,411 to the Foundation. 

One professor from each of the 1 2 mem- 
ber colleges was selected by the editor of 
the brochure to highlight his presentation 
of the need to increase faculty salaries. 
Milan E. Hapala, associate professor of eco- 
nomics and government, represents Sweet 
Briar. The following sketch accompanies 
his picture: 

"Dr. Hapala's emphasis is upon the 
training of responsible adult citizens. His 
teaching of comparative government and 
economics ofl?ers an especially timely in- 
sight into international afi^airs and the facts 
of economic life. With a knowledge of his 
native Czechoslovakia intensified by under- 
graduate and graduate training in political 
science in the United States and service in 
the U. S. Army in World War II, he 
brings a broad approach to his subject. His 
practical skill as a teacher has been brought 
into the Lynchburg community through his in economics for the American In- 
stitute of Banking." 

A graduate of Beloit College, Prof. Ha- 
pala has his master's degree from the Uni- 
versity of Nebraska and he received his 
Ph. D. at Duke University last June. He has 
been at Sweet Briar since 1947 and he is now 
chairman of the Division of Social Studies. 

New faculty appointees include: (first row) Miss 
Emma Lewis Thomas, instructor in dance and phys- 
ical education: Mrs. Evelyn Freeman, instructor in 
education: Mrs. Evelyn da Parma, instructor in 
English: Mrs. Leonora Wiicswo, instructor in mathe- 
matics. Second row: Alan Cassels, visiting lec- 
turer in history: Miss Ruth Roettlnger, lecturer 
in government: Andrew J. Schwartz, Instructor in 
the Division of Social Studies. 


Parents of students now in college learned 
early in October that the 10^^ salary in- 
creases for faculty and staff members, which 
went into effect last July 1, and other mount- 
ing costs have necessitated a $200 raise in 
the over-all student fee, beginning in Sep- 
tember 1957. Last year the per-student cost 
to the college reached $2,4l4, making it 
necessary to set the over-all fee at $2,200. 

President Pannell pointed out that higher 
costs for the current year are being met 
largely by last year's gifts from Sweet 
Briar alumnae through the Alumnae Fund 
and from business and industrial firms 
through the Virginia Foundation for Inde- 
pendent Colleges. 

Added funds for scholarships and grants- 
in-aid will be made available. 




Campbell Photos 

"French without tears" describes results being ob- 
tained In the new language laboratory, built and 
equipped by a $7000 grant from the Fund for 
the Advancement of Education. Here, In l5 
cubicles supplied with disc recorders and head- 
sets, beginning students supplement regular class 
work with two hours each week In the lab, listening 
to discs and recording their own speech, guided 
by seniors who studied In France last year. Accel- 
erated progress Is notable after onjy a few 
weeks, their teachers declare. 



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New Admission Head Named 

Miss Jean Louise Williams will become 
director of admission at Sweet Briar on July 
1 , according to a recent announcement hv 
President Pannell. Miss Williams has been 
assistant dean and 
director of voca- 
tional guidance at 
Sweet Briar since 
1951, and she has 
also been a mem- 
ber of the com- 
mittee on admis- 

Miss Williams 
will succeed Mrs. 
Bernice D. LiU 
who joined the staff as registrar in 1928. 
A reorganization of administrative duties in 
19^7 resulted in Mrs. Lill's becoming the 
first director of admission. She will con- 
tinue in this post until next June, when her 
resignation takes effect. 

Miss Williams' experience as a teacher in 
secondary schools and at the college level 
and in administrative positions in other col- 
lege admissions offices makes her well quali- 
fied to succeed Mrs. Lill. 

Before coming to Sv.'ect Briar, Miss Wil- 
liams attended the Harvard Graduate School 
of Education Jor a year, following two years 
as director of admission at Cedar Crest 
College and two years at Vassar College, 
where she was assistant to the director of 
admissions and to the warden. 

A graduate of Wellesle)' College, Miss 
Williams taught biology at the Mary Burn- 
ham School and she served for three years 
as an assistant in the botany department at 
Wellesley, where she took a master of arts 
degree in 1937. She became head of the 
science department and taught biology at 
Dana Hall for five years. From June 1943 
until December 1945, Miss Williams served 
in the L'. S. Navy, advancing to the rank 
of lieutenant junior grad;*. 

Mrs. Lill, who is also a Wellesley gradu- 
ate, initiated many improvements in Sweet 
Briar's admissions program during the years 
she has served the collegj, and her leader- 
ship in this work has been widely recog- 
nized. When the WAVES were organized 
in 1942, Mrs. Lill became one of the first 
lieutenants to be commissioned and she 
served in the Navy for almost four years. 

Enrollment Tops J 20 

Sweet Briar's enrollment on the opening 
day of college, September 21, reached a new 
high of 523, including eight day students, 
of whom two were freshmen. Eleven stu- 
dents entered with advanced standing, hav- 
ing attended some other college, junior col- 
lege, or university before enrolling at Sweet 
Briar. Three had attended uni\ersities in 
other lands, in Peru, in Lebanon, and St. 
Andrews, Scotland. In all, 38 states, the 
District of Columbia, and eight foreign 
countries are represented. 

Of this year's freshmen, 46^/c entered 
from 70 public schools and 549f from 58 
private schools. Geographic tabulations in- 
dicate that 46^, f come from the northeast, 
44"^^ from the south, 7% from the central 
states and .5% from the far west. Fourteen 
freshmen are daughters of alumnae. 


(Ccnttnufd from page 1) 

mcnts being tried at various levels. Although 
none seems to offer the perfect solution, they 
are producing some satisfactory results. 

"We need to look again at our basic pur- 
poses in educating people, " said Mrs. Kerby- 
Miller, "and we need to put more stress on 
moral and intellectual values." 

New thinking on problems of education, 
new ways of putting to better effect the tech- 
nological developments which surround us 
— such as audio-visual aids, including tele- 
vision — and more of the kind of teaching 
which will de\eIop quality teachers and 
quality learning were among the points dis- 
cussed by Mr. Nelson. 

As a means of achieving some of the 
needs outlined by the first two speakers, 
Mr. Willett emphasized the importance of 
bringing together teachers of all levels to 
talk about continuity of learning, so that 
programs of education at the various levels 
can be re-built to provide greater continuity, 
and that agreement may be reached on the 
primary purposes of education. 

"We must find out how to resist the 
trend to mediocrity and the notion that we 
can get somethint; for nothing, to which our 
high standard of living had led us," added 
Mr. Willett, who is an outstanding leader 
in education. 

Another in the series of beautiful piano 
recitals by Iren Marik, Hungarian-born con- 
cert artist who teaches at Sweet Briar, con- 
cluded the day's program, which was one of 
the events held in honor of the 50th anni- 
versary year, 1956. 


Mary K. Benedict SchoUrship: Eleanor Ritter, '57. 

Mansoii Alumnae Scholarship: Margaret Liebert, 

Em/lie Watls McVea Scholars: (ranking member 
in each class) Jane Best, '57; J. Kenan 
Myers, '58; Elizabeth Johnston, '59. 

Junior Honors: (highest juniors) June Berguido, 
JuUa Craig. Susan Davis. Marietta Eggleston, 
Myrna Fielding, Emma Matheson, J. Kenan 
Myers, Letha ^X'ood. 

Dean's List, first semester: SENIORS: Sophie 
Ames, Alice Barnes, Jane Best, Elizabeth 
Churbuck, Carter Donnan, Betty Folmar, 
Mariella Gibson, Nancy Godwin, Anne 
Gwinn, Joan Harjes, Saynor Johnson, Mar- 
garet Liebert, Nannette McBurney, Frances 
May, Elaine Newton, Hclene Perry, Eleanor 
Ritter. Carroll Weitzel, Carolyn Wcstfall, 
Marjorie Whitson. 

Juniors: June Berguido. Floride Buchanan, 
Susan Calhoun, Dianne Chase, Julia Olive 
Craig, Susan Davis, Susan Day, Myrna Field- 
ing, Mabelle Garrard. Edith Knapp, Annie 
Laurie Lanier, Maude VC'inborne Leigh, Shir- 
ley McCallum, Emma Matheson, Elizabeth 
Meats. Kenan Myers, Ethel Ogden, Dorothy 
■\X'yatt. Juniors Abroad: Stephanie Butan, 
Marietta Eggleston, Barbara von Hoffman, 
lulia McCullough, Elizabeth Dana Smith, 
bianne Stafford, Letha 'W^ood. 
Sophomores: Elaine Allison. Judith Brean, 
Catherine Brownlee. Ethel Bruner, Victoria 
Buckingham, Elizabeth Colwill, Jo Anne 
Dougherty, Jane Duncan, Kitty Guy, Ann 
Hearin, Nina Hopkins. Gertrude Jackson, 
Elizabeth Johnston, Barbara Kelly, Joan 
Luke, Virginia Marchant, Eloise Marshall, 
Sarah Mayfield, Dorothy Moore, Evelyn 
Moore, Alice Morris, Fleming Parker. Ann 
Pegram, Virginia Ramsey, Valerie Stoddard, 
Nina Thornton. 

Tan Phi: SENIORS: Sophie Ames. Jane Best, 
Anna Chao, Dorothy Duncan, Mariella Gib- 
son. Elaine Kimball, Nannette McBurney, 
Jane Pinckney, Joanne Raines, Eleanor Rit- 
ter, Enid Slack. Carroll Weitzel, Mar)' Anne 
■Wilson. Juniors: June Berguido. Floride 
Buchanan. Marian Martin, Dorothy 'Woods. 

Who's Who Among Sludenls: Priscilla Bowdle, 
Anna Chao. Nancy Godwin. Dagmar Hal- 
magyi. Saynor Johnson. Margaret Liebert, 
Eleanor Ritter. Mar)' Anne Wilson. 

Choir Plans European Tour 

Sweet Briar's Choir and the Universit)' of 
Virginia Glee Club are trying to work out 
travel arrangements and secure financial 
backing for a joint concert tour in Europe 
next summer. // both those obstacles can be 
hurdled, the tour is to last from four to 
six weeks. Approximately 60 students will 
travel through Europe in two chartered 
buses. Donald Mclnnis and Edmund Alli- 
son are directors of the Virginia and Sweet 
Briar groups, respectively. 

Any assistance from parents or alumnae 
will be welcomed, and such offers may be 
directed to Mr. Allison. 

^Ke Story of 

S^eet ^riar College 

b\ Martha Lou Stohlman 

Princeton LInixersity Press 

275 pages 70 illustrations 

Pre-Christmas orders $3.50 

Regular price, S4.50 

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Send to: Alumnae Office, Sweet Briar, Virginia 
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Page 4 


November, 1956 

Shakespeare in Scotland 

By Elaine Kimball, '57 

Representing Sweet Briar at the University 
of St. Andrews last year was as wonderful 
for Jane Pinckney and me as it has been for 
every girl who has had the opportunity to 
study there, but we did our best to avoid 
being only sponges. We made an effort to 
increase the number of applicants for the 
Sweet Briar scholarship and to make some 
contribution to university life through work 
with the Mermaid Dramatic Society. 

My experience with Paint and Patches en- 
abled me to help another American student, 
Michael Sisk of Amherst College, Massa- 
chusetts, who directed two Mermaid pro- 
ductions. We tried to introduce and prove 
the value of the rudiments of efficient pro- 
duction techniques which we employ in this 
country. For the winter production of Thff 
Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, I 
was head of make-up and by undertaking at 
the last minute a minor role at a hold-over 
performance of the play, I began my brief 
career as an actress in St. Andrews. 

The spring Mermaid production was 
Alacbeth, staged outdoors in the ruins of 
St. Andrews Castle and produced and di- 
rected by Mike Sisk. I played Lady Macbeth 
opposite a good Scotsman from Cupar An- 
gus, Perthshire, during a run of six even- 
ing performances and one matinee in a 
chilly, windy, but dry week in May. With 
good direction and some work on diction, 
my Southern accent, not objectionably 
twangy or flat, could be heard over the wind 
and the North Sea tides, washing the rocks 
some fifty feet to the audience's left. Jane 
was of invaluable assistance to the assistant 
director, who sat in the lighting tower, 
erected behind the audience, and telephoned 
her the cues for timed entrances of the 
actors, all of whom had to scale walls and 
climb rock piles to appear before the au- 

The success of Macbeth, technical and 
financial, encouraged a group of us, again 
led by Mike, to stay in St. Andrews through 

Looking forward to a year of study in France, this 
1956-57 Junior Year in France, the ninth foreign stu 
program in 1948, includes 87 men and women from 

the month of July to present a Shakespeare 
Festival outdoors in the Castle and Cathedral 
Ruins. Twelve or fourteen of us (the num- 
ber varied during the season) three Ameri- 
cans, the rest Scottish and English, organized 
the University Players, a company not con- 
nected with the Mermaid Society or with thj 
University, secured a grant of £150 from 
the Town Council publicity committee to 
cover initial expenses, and undertook the 
project. The men secured rooms around the 
town and the four girls rented a flat which 
supplied the oflice, kitchen and dining room 
for the entire group. We included living 
expenses in the total budget. 

Two weeks before the opening perform- 
ance, the group re-assembled in St. Andrews 
to begin preliminary classes in dance and 
improvisation, as well as actual preparation 
of Romeo and Juliet, given in the ruined 
cloister area of the 12th century Cathedral 
This production was followed by Othello. 
The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsum- 

Cunar.i Line Photo 

group of students sailed early in September, The 
dy group since Sweet Briar began to administer the 
42 colleges and universities. 

mer N/ght's Dream, all three presented in 
the Castle. 

For two or three of those six weeks we 
thought ourselves idealistic and courageous; 
after a month of taking turns doing all the 
housekeeping, all publicity, all costumes, all 
set construction, rehearsals and at least ade- 
quate performances five nights and two aft- 
ernoons each week, we called ourselves plain 
crazy. The weather and, therefore, the town's 
tourist business were poor, so that financially 
we did not make the killing we had hoped. 
However, the standard of our productions 
was high, we acquired a deeper and more 
practical understanding and appreciation of 
Shakespeare as poet and dramatist, and 
though we three Americans could not re- 
main, the other University Players will form 
a nucleus of experienced performers for 
future Mermaid productions. 

Elaine Kimball, Lake Charles, La., is 
majoring in Latin, and Jane Pinckney, Rich- 
mond, Va., is majoring in English under 
the honors plan of study. 

newsletter issue 
Sweet Briar Alumnae News 


Entered as second-class matter at th 
Post Office, Sweet Briar. Va. 

Mary Helen Cochran Library 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Published by Sweet Briar College 
in October, November, February, March. May. Tune 

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Ssveet Briar'"i^ffi Alumnae News 



Volume XXVI, No. 3 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

February, 1957 

Sweet liriar To Be Host 

F(ir Wnmaiipower Meelini* 

Sweet Briar will be the setting, on March 
15 and 16, for the first of several regional 
conferences sponsored by the National Man- 
power Council. 

Co-sponsors of this conference, which 
will be focused on "Womanpower and Edu- 
cation," include- three Lynchburg industrial 
firms, Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry Co., 
Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp., and Lynchburg 
Foundry, and four other colleges: Hol- 
lins, Mary Baldwin, Lynchburg College, and 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 

Approximately 45 representatives of in- 
dustry, business, education, and a number of 
state and national offices will participate in 
the two-day workshop program. It is 
planned as a group examination of the 
National Manpower Council's study of 
Womanpoiier. to be published early in 

Specialists from this area in \arious fields 
of education, including secondary and pro- 
fessional, will join in the group study with 
representatives of several state and national 
bureaus such as labor, employment, and 

Part-time employment, guidance and coun- 
seling, education and training, and the many 
changes in the entire manpower picture 
which have resulted in new openings for 
women in business and industry are among 
the aspects of the topic which will be dis- 


Workshop sessions will be held Friday 
morning and afternoon and an open meeting 
is scheduled that evening. Study groups will 
resume their work Saturday morning and a 
conference summary will be held that after- 

Assistant Dean Jean Louise Williams, who 
also serves as director of vocational guidance, 
is chairman of arrangements for the con- 

Choir Tour Postponed 

L'ncertain travel conditions in Europe and 
lack ot sufficient funds to cover necessary 
expenses have resulted in postponement of 
the joint concert tour of the Sweet Briar 
and University of Virginia choral societies 
which had been planned for this summer. 
It is hoped, however, that the tour can be- 
come a reality in 1958. 

Developiiieiit Program Gains Additional S100,000 

Year-end gifts to the college have addej more than $100,000 to the December 1 
total for the Golden Anniversary Development Program given in the "Roundup 
Report," which was sent to all alumnae, parents and friends. By late January, the 
over-all total of gifts and pkdges was more than $1,892,000. 

addition to Mrs. duPont': 

Miss Bland Dew Honored 

An endowed scholarship in memory of 
the late Miss Judith Bland Dew has been 
established at Sweet Briar by her cousin, 
Mrs. Alfred I. duPont of Wilmington, Del., 
with a gift of $22,571. 

For many years before her death last 
spring. Miss Bland Dew had frequently 
visited Sweet Briar, which she dearly loved. 
Her brother, William Bland Dew, was treas- 
urer of the college from 1906 until 1942. 
Her own gift was the first to be made toward 
the new William Bland Dew Dormitory. 
Se\eral of Miss Dew's nieces and grand- 
nieces have attended the college, including 
a present freshman, Elizabeth Dew, of Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 

Mrs. duPont's generosity to several Vir- 
ginia colleges received special recognition 
last April when she became the first woman 
to be cited by the Virginia State Chamber 
of Commerce "for her service to the state 
through her philanthropic contributions to 
Virginia colleges and universities." Her pre- 
vious gifts to Sweet Briar include one to the 
William Bland Dew Dormitory and several 
tor scholarship purposes. 

In thanking Mrs. duPont for creating the 
Judith Bland Dew Scholarship Fund, Mrs. 
Pannell wrote: "You have perpetuated in 
the hearts of future generations of our stu- 
dents the wonderful character and gallant 
spirit of Miss Bland Dew." 

A snowy Friday affernoon In January provided 
excuse for a faculfy-sponsored "Winfer Carnival" 
In the east dell, where coasting on cookie sheet' 
was fast, if erratic. Plenty of hot cocoa topped 
off the party. 

In addition to Mrs. duPont's gift of 
$22,571 to establish the Judith Bland Dew 
Scholarship, other recent gifts included one 
of $10,000 for the science building from the 
Brown-Forman Distillers Corp. of Louisville. 
Solicited by Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown (Sara 
Shallenberger, '32g), chairman of the new 
Corporations Committee established by the 
Board of Overseers, this was the first grant 
made by this company outside the state of 

An additional $12,306 from members of 
the Board of Overseers helped to push the 
year-end gift sum above $100,000. Many 
new "roundup " gifts from individuals and 
alumnae clubs have been designated for the 
Rollins Professorship of Religion, and that 
fund is now more than $57,000. It must 
reach $100,000 before the end of this year 
to eflfect payment of a $50,000 conditional 
grant from the Kresge Foundation. 

Recent word from Dr. Connie M. Guion, 
chairman of the Board's Development Com- 
mittee, announced the good news that two 
gifts made to the college in 1955 are to be 
used to establish two new endowed profes- 

To help Sweet Briar attract and keep "the 
most inspiring science teachers available in 
a highly competitive field," so that they may 
help the college turn out its share of well- 
trained science graduates. Dr. Guion asked 
that the $113,000 gift from Laurance, Da- 
vid, Nelson, and Winthrop Rockefeller, and 
their sister, Mrs. Jean Mauze, be used to 
establish an endowed chair in chemistry. 
They agreed enthusiastically and asked that 
it be named "The Rockefeller-Guion Profes- 
sorship of Chemistry." 

Dr. Guion also wTote to Mr. and Mrs. 
John Hay Whitney, who a year ago gave 
$50,000 to the college in her honor, and 
they were happy to approve her suggestion 
that this be used to establish "The Betsey 
Gushing and John Hay Whitney Professor- 
ship of Physics." These endowments, added 
to the Carter Glass Professorship of Govern- 
ment and the Wallace £. Rollins Professor- 
ship ot Religion, will give Sweet Briar four 
endowed chairs. 

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February, 1957 

Junior Year in France 

Names Academic Heads 

Two natives of France who are currently 
teaching in this country have been named 
as academic heads of the 1957-58 Junior 
Year in France, according to President Anne 
Gary Pannell of Sweet Briar College, which 
has administered this foreign study program 
since 1948. 

Armand Begue, 
who will be on leave 
from Brooklyn Col- 
lege where he is as- 
sociate professor o( 
French, will serve .is 
Professor- in- charge, 
succeeding Blanchard 
Rideout, Cornell Uni- 
versity. Miss Luci- 
enne Idoine, now 
teaching at Vassar 
College, will be as- 
sistant professor -in - 
charge, as successor to Miss Josephine Ott. 
Dr. Begue holds several diplomas from 
the University of Poitiers and the University 
of Paris, and he received his Ph.D. at Colum- 
bia University in 1948. He has taught at 
Brooklyn College since 1939, having previ- 
ously taught at Columbia College for seven 
years. In addition, he has taught in summer 
schools at Columbia, Maryland, McGill, and 
Western Reserve Universities. He directed 
the McGill French summer school in 1949, 
and in 1952 he was professor-in-charge of 
the Yale-Reid Hall Summer Session in Paris. 
Miss Idoine studied 
in several French uni- 
versities, her studies 
having been inter- 
rupted during the 
war by deportation 
to Germany where 
she was held for two 
years. Between 1946 
and 1954, Miss Ido- 
ine was affiliated 
with the Smith Col- 
lege junior year program in Geneva, and 
taught summer courses at the Sorbonne in 
Paris. After teaching at Hollins College for 
a year she was appointed to the faculty at 

More than 700 men and women from 110 
American colleges and universities have been 
enrolled in the Sweet Briar foreign study 
program, now in its ninth year under the 
direction of Dr. Joseph E. Barker, Sweet 
Briar Colh'ge. 

Midwinter Dances Planned 

"Sweet Briar Carousel" is the title and 
theme of this year's Midwinter dances, to 
be held Feb. 22 and 23. Sandra Stingily, 
'57, is dance chairman, assisted by other 
members of the Social Committee. Carousel 
horses, with plumes and streamers in tur- 
quoise and white, will carry out the decora- 
tive theme at dinner and formal dance Friday 
and at the informal dance Saturday. 

hlew Senior Course Offered 

A new interdepartmental course, "Prob- 
lems in Perspective," is being offered for the 
first time this semester, for seniors only. 

Three sessions will be devoted to each of 
two topics. Prof. Belle Boone Beard will 
direct the first. Juvenile Delinquency, and 
Prof. Gerhard Masur the second, Latin 
American Affairs. Guest sp-akers will pre- 
sent various aspects of each topic at the first 
session and faculty members will assist with 
the student-led group discussions at the 
second session a week later. On the follow- 
ing day, the third session will be devoted to 
reports of the discussion groups and to a 

Objectives for this course are several: to 
pro\ide for the seniors a common intellec- 
tual experience which will link their aca- 
demic training and their post - college 
opportunities as citizens, workers, and 
homemakers; to focus their attention on 
major problems of the day; to help them 
place these problems in perspective estab- 
lished through their study and experience. 

Conducted this spring on an experimental 
basis as a non-credit offering, this course may 
be continued next year. Prof. Milan E. Ha- 
pala, chairman of the Division of Social 
Studies, is chairman of the course. 

Mrs. Lyman's Book Available 

"Into All the World," an account of her 
trip around the world during 1955-56 by 
Mary Ely Lyman, dean of Sweet Briar from 
1940 until 1950, was published just before 
Christmas by Union Theological Seminary, 
New York. Copies are on sale at the Sweet 
Briar Book Shop at $1.00. 

Photo iy lane Allijn, '60 

Sv/eet Briar's former president, Miss Martha Lucas, 
and former dean, Mrs. Mary Ely Lyman, returned 
to campus together early in November, when Miss 
Lucas delivered the Eugene William Lyman lecture, 
"God's Man of the New Age." Later they were 
guests of honor at a community reception in Dew. 

Lyman Lecture Printed 

"God's Man of the New Age," 
fifth in the series of Eugene William 
Lyman Lectures which was delivered 
last November by Miss Martha Lucas, 
Sweet Briar's fourth president, is be- 
ing published as the February issue of 
the college bulletin series. 

Copies are available upon request to 
the Public Relations Office, Box 249, 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Ph„l„ by Une Allan, '60 

Five pointings representative of the second generation of Hudson River School painters were recently 
displayed in Academic in an appropriately Victorian setting of dark red draperies, a stuffed partridge 
and a small bronze statue. Painted by A. S. Tait, Daniel Huntington, David Johnson, Sanford Gifford, 
and John Casilear, these paintings were given to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Torrey, 
Elon, Virginia. 

IM;BRUAR^', 19'>7 


Page 3 

Many Freshmen Related 

To Former Graduates 

If numbers indicate an influential trend, 
it appears that alumnae relatives influenced 
many of this year's freshmen in their choice 
of a college. 

According to questionnaires filled out by 
192 new students this year, 57 are related to 
graduates or other former students of Sweet 
Briar. Fourteen are daughters of alumnae, 
many have older sisters who attended the 
college, and a good many claim cousins, 
aunts, or sisters-in-law among the alumnae. 

Marianne Muse, Longview, Texas, has the 
distinction of being the first grand-daughter 
of an alumna to come to Sweet Briar. Her 
grandmother, the former Hortensc- Gibbons, 
was enrolled in the Academy in 1908-09. 

Twenty-siv new students indicated that 
their fathers attended colleges in Virginia, 
and in addition to the 14 whose mothers 
attended Sweet Briar, there are 14 whose 
mothers went to other colleges in Virginia. 

Reflecting the trend towards larger fami- 
lies, 21 of those who entered Sweet Briar 
this year come from families where there are 
four children and 1 1 from families with five 

The entire group includes 183 freshmen 
and nine students who entered with ad- 
vanced standing, including three foreign 
scholarship holders. 

"Iolanthe" To Be Presented 

Music is in the air, specifically Sullivan's 
music for "Iolanthe," which is to be pro- 
duced through the combined talents and 
efforts of the Choir and Paint and Patches, 
under the guidance of drama director Sidney 
Freeman and choir director Edmund Allison. 

Men's solo roles and choruses are being 
filled with the aid of faculty members and 
students from Lynchburg College, assuring 
an enjoyably cooperative production in Flet- 
cher Auditorium March 8 and 9. 

This is probably the first time such a full- 
scale production of any Gilbert and Sullivan 
opera has been undertaken at Sweet Briar. 
Rehearsals are now in progress, scenery is 
beini; built and costumes are beine assem- 

Polio Shots Adniinistered 

Protecton against poliomyelitis has been 
made available this year as a community 
service at Sweet Briar, to adults as well as 
to students. 

Early in January, Dr. Carol M. Rice and 
the two registered nurses at the Mary Harley 
Infirmary administered second Salk vaccine 
injections to more than 125 adults, including 
members of the college staff and their fam- 
ilies, for a minimum fee. Last October, Salk 
injections were gi\en to students, and almost 
200 are now listed as eligible for the final 
inoculation late in the spring. 

Entrance Gates Return to Sweet Briar 

Once again, after an absence of more than 
15 years, the familiar wrought-iron gates 
will mark the entrance to Sweet Briar. 

Records show that the gates, simple and 
graceful in design and ornamented with a 
monogram "SBC," were presented to the 
college in 1921. According to a brief ac- 
coant in the alumnae handbook of that year, 
"A wrought-iron gateway now guards the 
entrance to Sweet Briar and gives the new- 
comer a fine first impression. This is the 
gift of the Faculty to the College. During 
the recent struggle for endowment (the cam- 
paign of 1920) the Faculty showed them- 
selves more than generous and in all the 
campaigns at College they have always lent 
a willing hand." 

For almost 20 years the gates gave visitors 
"a fine first impression," no doubt, but as 
carriages gave way to automobiles and as 
automobiles grew wider and more numer- 
ous, the gates became too narrow to accom- 
modate the traflic. But they served a useful 
purpose, nonetheless, in keeping with social 
customs of that era. 

Not all visitors during the 20's and early 
30's, it can safely be assumed, received a fine 
first impression when they beheld the gates 
of Sweet Briar. Among them were a good 
many young men who arrived unexpectedly 
on Sunday afternoons, only to find the gates 
shut and guarded by the night watchman, 
who played the role of Janus. In his keep- 
ing was the list of "approved" visitors, 
straight from the dean's hands, and no young 
man who wasn't listed there could be ad- 

In such emergencies, which occured with 
amazing frequency, the disappointed and 
desperate young man would hastily scribble 
a note to the young lady he wished to see 
and dispatch it by whoe\er happened to be 
going in that direction. 

When and if the note reached her, if she 
felt favorably disposed towards the would- 
be caller, she had to search out the dean, or 
the president of Student Government, to ask 
for a special dispensation. If it was granted. 

and if someone could be found to take this 
word back to the gate, there might still be 
time for the persistent young man to have a 
short conversation with the lady before 6 
o'clock, when all visitors had to leave cam- 

Not even brothers or faculty members" 
callers could find an easier way of admit- 
tance, as they learned to their chagrin, ac- 
cording to former students who remember 
those days with a sigh and a smile. 

By 1940, when the entrance road into 
campus was re-located, the gates had given 
way to progress. For some years they had 
not been closed on Sundays, and they were 
proving to be a hazard because they were 
only wide enough for one-way traffic. 

During World War II, when scrap iron 
was being zealously collected, the gates were 
almost sold, but at the last minute someone 
with a feeling for the past must have pre- 
vented their going onto the scrap pile. 

Now the gates are being readied for use 
at the entrance to Sweet Briar again. They 
will be permanently mounted into red brick 
pillars, not as gates but as an ornamental 
entrance, calculated once more "to give the 
newcomer a fine first impression." 

Funds for this work are being raised bv 
the father of a 1953 graduate of Sweet Briar, 
who became interested in the project several apo. 

Just off the press . . . 

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Sweet Briar College 



SeiiJ your order to the Alumnae Office. 
Make checks payable to Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Association. 

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February, 1957 

Summer Work Profitable 

For Sweet Briar Students 

Summer vacations are becoming more and 
more profitable for Sweet Briar students, 
who tind a variety of interesting ways to 
serve as volunteers or to earn money for 
college expenses. 

A recent survey by the Vocational Guid- 
ance committee, with 99*/^ returning the 
questionnaire, shows that 207 students 
earned a record total of $51,771 last sum- 
mer, an average of $250. In 1955, 186 
reported earnings of $44,841, for an aver- 
age of $241. 

As in other years, sophomores had the 
highest earnings and the largest number of 
workers. In all, 47 girls earned over $400, 
and 119 reported between $100 and $400. 
One sophomore made S775 as a tester in a 
laboratory at Eastman Kodak. 

A junior was a guest editor on Alademoi- 
selle. and a sophomore danced in "The 
Common Glory," famous historical pageant 
at Williamsburg. Among other jobs re- 
ported were the following: checker in a 
super-market, IBM operator, medical tech- 
nician, music instructor, tutor. Many girls 
were camp counselors, clerical workers, sales 
girls and/or models in college shops, office 
workers, receptionists, waitresses. Six 
worked on newspapers and four in labora- 
tories, including a biology major who was 
an apprentice in the research training pro- 
gram at the Jackson Memorial Clinic in Bar 
Harbor, Maine. Four were hospital aides 
and four were switchboard operators. 

Summer study was reported by 69, of 
whom two studied in Mexico, one in Eng- 
land and one in France. Another spent the 
summer in Scotland under the Experiment 
in International Living. 

Volunteer service ranged from day camp 
counseling to hospital work and included 
office or clinical work for various kinds of 
social welfare agencies. Local and national 
political headquarters attracted a number of 

Most unusual, and perhaps the most re- 
warding, were the service projects which 
took four students far from their usual rou- 
tines. Caroline Blake, a sophomore from 
Needham, Mass., was one of 40 Winant 
Volunteers from all parts of this country 
who worked in several settlement houses in 
London's East End. Caroline worked near 
the Surrey Docks in Bermondsey, for six 

"I never saw such merry groups as those 
I met in the seven clubs I worked with, 
which included children of six up to adults 
of 80 . . . My co-workers who came from 
England, Europe, and Asia were equally en- 
joyable. The strong Christian spirit that pre- 
vailed among the leaders of the clubs was 
most inspiring to all working with them . . . 
The whole summer experience was a great 
challenge ..." Caroline wrote. 

Teaching in an Indian r.;ission on a N^v. 
ajo reservation near Fort Defiance, Arizona, 
proved to be equally rich and inspiring to 
Olivia Benedict, Cincinnati, and Mary Lane 
Bryan, Cleveland. Their duties included 
teaching in the vacation church school, tak- 
ing care of 16 pre-school children who lived 
at the mission, and helping with the nightly 
square dances in which old and young 
joined. They sang in the choir on Sundays 
and they guided visitors around the mission. 
In addition they spent much time calling on 
Navajo families in their hogans, visits which 
required the assistance of an interpreter. 

Libby and Mary Lane, who iirst heard of 
the mission work from Bishop Watson when 
he was at Sweet Briar for a Board of Over- 
seers meeting a year ago. have recommended 
it with enthusiasm to other Sweet Briar stu- 

Another \'olunteer was Debbie Dunning, 
of Brooklyn, Conn., who joined an Amer- 
ican Friends Service Committee work camp 
in Mexico. 

Debbie's service included teaching art in 
the village school, playing games with the 
children, helping to translate some children's 
books from English into Spanish, giving 
English lessons to a doctor in exchange for 

R.M. II . ( . ,V..|iv Bureau photo 

Miss Iren Marik (center) Sweet Briar's Hungarian- 
born pianist, played an unusually beautiful recital 
of Hungarian music at Randolph-Macon's Smith 
Auditorium early in December and netted over 
$2000 for Hungarian relief. Students and alumnae 
of Sweet Briar, Randolph-Macon, and Lynchburg 
College worked together to make this an outstand- 
ing community event. Alice Barnes, '57 (right) was 
chairman of the Sweet Briar student committee, and 
Martha McKay was one of Randolph-Macon's aides. 
Miss Marik has given similar benefit recitals at 
Hollins College, at Washington and Lee Univer- 
sity, and in Richmond since Christmas. 

Spanish tutoring. She and the other Amer- 
icans in the group of 20 organized informal 
entertainment for the village, ranging from 
volleyball games to fiestas. Debbie feels that 
she learned a great deal, in discussions with 
her fellow-workers and from her daily life 
with the villagers, whose friendliness and 
good spirit were a continuing source of in- 
spiration to the student volunteers. 

Further interest in useful summer occupa- 
tions is being stimulated through two open 
meetings. One, held early in January, was 
devoted to opportunities for paid employ- 
ment; the second, early in February, will call 
attention to volunteer service possibilities. 
In conjunction with the latter, an 8-page 
folder has recently been issued by the Y.W. 
C. A., bringing to students' attention a va- 
riety of requests for student volunteers for 
summer projects directed by churches or in- 
ternational welfare agencies. 


Sweet Briar Alumnae News 

sweet briar, virginia 

Entered as second-class matter at tlie 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, Va. 

Published by Sweet Briar College 
in October, November, February, March, May, June 

M\,l) Iff 

Siueei uf^ti^ 



Sweet JStiar begins 

its seeond hatf-ceHtury 






tangible promise 
of a bright future 


Miss Dorothy Jester, Dean of Students and Resident 
Counselor, welcomes you to Dew. 

Wc are dedicating this issue of the magazine to our first new building 
since 19yl. If is exciting to see this evidence in brick and mortar of prog- 
ress at Sweet Briar. We want yon to feel this excitement, too. We want 
you to come and see Deiv Dormitory. The door stands open to welcome 
alumnae and friends. In the following pages you will get an idea of 
what Dciv means to those uho helped create it and those who live in it. 

owed Bui an 




Gladys Wester Horton, '30g 


Phoebe Rowe Peters, '31g 

First Vice-President 
Ella-Prince Trimmer, '56g 

Second Vice-President 

Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g 

Executive Secrelttry ivid Treasurer 

Nancy Dowd Burton, '46g 

Cbiiirman of the AJtiiniide Fund 

Alumna Member 

Sara Shallenberger Brown, '32g 

Alumnae Members 

Nan Powell Hodges, 'lOg 
Katherine Blount Andersen, '26g 
Rebecca Young Frazer, '35g 
Alma Martin Rotnem, '36g 


Mari' Clark RocERS, '13 
Dorothy Keller Iliff, '26g 
Ellen Newell Bryan, '26 
Marion Jayne Berguido, '28g 
Vircinia Van Winkle Morlidge, '28g 
NoRVHLL Rn)t;r Orgain, '30g 
Ruth Hasson Smith, '30g 
At.NES Clereliind Sandifer, '31g 
Elizabeth Myers Harding, ■35g 
Betty Smartt Johnson, '38g 
Ann Morrison Reams, '42g 
Sarah Louise Adams Bush, '43g 
Mar(,u£rite Hume, '43g 
Mar<,aret Munnerlyn Haverty, '47g 
Barbara Ltsier Edgerley. '51g 
Mary Lee McGinnis, '54g 


XLMBER FOIR March. 1957 

Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g Editor 

Judith Feild Vogelback 







SPRING 1957 

I. As Seen by the Architect 
BY Robert S. Hutchins 

II. As Seen by the Decorator 
BY Ann Hatfield 

III. Springs vs. Foam Rubber 

BY Edith Stewart 

IV. All That Glitters Is Not . . . 

Unless You Live in Dew 
BY Mary Ann Wilson, '57 



BY Edna Lee Gilchrist, '26 

BY Prince Trimmer, '56 


BY John H. Detmold 



BY Everard Meade 

BY Jane Pinckney, '57 


BY Elizabeth Johnston, '59 

Member of the American Alumni Council 

Issued six times yearly: November 1st and 15th, February, March, May, June, 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November }0, 1931 at the 
Postoffice at Sweet Briar. Virginia. 

William Bland Dew 

I. As Seen by the Architect 

B) Robert S. Hutchins, F. A. I. A., of Moore and Hutchins, Architects 

WHEN a building is completed, 
fully equipped and in use, it is 
hard to recall the many problems 
which required solutions during the 
planning and construction. In the 
final result the various details should 
become absorbed in the whole and 
disappear. We hope that this is true 
of the new William Bland Dew 

There have been few aspects of the 
planning and construction of the 
building in which we, as the archi- 
tects, ha^'e not had a part, but many 
others have borne a share of the 
responsibilities. We are particularly 
grateful for the continuous co-opera- 
tion we have had from President Pan- 
nell and the Committee on Architec- 
tural Matters, whose chairman, Mr. 
Massie, was a bulwark of strength. 
We are also grateful for the valuable 
assistance given by the Clerk of the 
Works, Mn William R. Smith; the 
Treasurer, Mr. Peter V. Daniel: and 
the Director of Buildings and 
Grounds, Mr. Lloyd R. Hoilman, as 
well as many others of the college 
faculty and staff. We would also like 
to mention the structural engineer, 
Matthew Hi Her of New York; the 
mechanical and electrical engineers, 
Henry Adams, Inc., of Baltimore, and 
the decorators and color consultants, 
Ann Hatfield Associates of New York. 
We congratulate the general contrac- 
tor, John W. Daniels, Inc., of Dan- 
ville, Virginia, and their many sub- 
contractors on having carried through 
the actual construction with knowl- 
edge and skill. Above all, they de- 
serve high praise for having the build- 

ing ready for its first occupants in 
mid-September, 1956. The problems 
raised by severe weather conditions, 
labor shortages, delayed deliveries of 
materials and a tight time schedule 
cannot be appreciated except by those 
who were most involved. 

What should the architects say about 
the building itself? The general rela- 
tionship of the new building to the 
campus plan had already been estab- 
lished: it would adjoin Reid Hall and 
share its dining facilities. The form 
and arrangement of the building de- 
veloped in the planning stage accord- 
ing to various requirements: 

1. The internal needs as established 
by the Trustees and the Sub- 
Committee on Dormitory Plans. 

2. Desirable orientation of student 
rooms to provide the maximum 
of sunlight and attractive views. 

3. The conformation of the land. 

4. The relation in architectural com- 
position to the campus buildings 
and in particular, to the south 
dormitory group. 

The main entrance is on the first 
floor at the campus level. Adjacent to 
this entrance are the lobby, parlor, the 
office and apartment of the Dean of 
Students, and the guest room. The 
remainder of the first floor is given 
over to students' rooms of which there 
are 5 double bedrooms, 4 single bed- 
rooms, a 2-room suite for 3 students 
and a 3-room suite for 4 students. 

Below, the whole of the ground 
floor is given over to recreational fa- 
cilities and student activities. The 
Emily Bowen recreation room opens 

on terraces on both sides of the build- 
ing. A small private dinmg room is 
provided with a kitchen. There are 
also four student offices and a student 
laundry, a maid's room, and a wash 
room with shower for male guests. 

The second and third floors are 
given over entirely to student bed- 
rooms. The second floor has 7 double 
rooms, 6 single rooms, 2 suites of 
three rooms for 4 students each and 
one 2-room suite for 3 students. On 
this floor there is also a student lounge. 
The third floor has 8 double rooms 
and 5 single rooms, one suite of three 
rooms for 4 students and one suite of 
two rooms for 3 students. Each of the 
upper floors has a student laundry and 
a kitchenette. The student wash rooms 
on each floor are consolidated for ease 
of maintenance and economy. All stu- 
dent rooms have built-in hardwood 
wardrobes and most of them have 
built-in chests of drawers. The floors 
are of asphalt tile, the walls of smooth 
painted plaster. All corridors are 
acoustically treated to reduce noise. 
Rooms are heated by convectors, re- 
cessed under windows, supplied by 
steam from the college power house. 
Color schemes have been carefully 
studied to produce variety in rooms 
and a non-institutional character. Ex- 
cept for the wood framing of the roof, 
the construction of the building is in- 
combustible throughout. The materials 
are concrete, masonry and steel. 
The stairways are fully enclosed. A 
hand lift enables trunks to be moved 
from the service entrance on the 
ground floor to the various bedroom 
floors. The interior finishes have been 
carefully selected to provide the max- 
imum ease of maintenance consistent 
with economy. 

Access to and from Reid Hall is 
made easy by a two-story arcade which 
opens on its upper level to the dormi- 
tory quadrangle and on the lower level 
to the flagstone terrace. The exterior 
brick treatment harmonizes with the 
adjacent Reid and Grammer Halls and 
maintains the established architectural 
character of the campus. 

As architects we take much satis- 
faction in our part in the completion 
of the William Bland Dew Dormitory 
and hope that the building may serve 
the college well in the years to come 
and contribute much to the life of its 

Alnnnide Neu's 

ANY dormitory for girls is a very 
.special thing. It is a sort of hous- 
ing de\elopment for young women of 
all income groups, their living habits 
limited by a self-imposed way of life. 
But the character of a dormitory at 
Sweet Briar necessarily differs from 
other college dorinitories for many 
reasons. The physical ones are pretty 
obvious: it must lit into the country- 
side with its aura of past gracious liv- 
ing and present warming beauty; with 
the surrounding campus buildings, so 
full of extra space and so impressively 
well-cared for; and with Sweet Briar 
House, designed to imply physical 
comfort and the good life. 

Spiritual differences are harder to 
define, but they played an important 
part in the final design and execution 
of the new dormitory at Sweet Briar. 
If William Bland Dew Hall is signifi- 
cant in expressing present character 
and future hope, much credit is due 
to the patience and taste of officials 
and friends of the college who worked 
so hard to resolve every problem in the 
final choice of color, fabrics, and fur- 

The role of interior designer in such 
a situation has many facets. In addi- 
tion to relating the parts to the whole, 
she must act as sounding-board, inter- 
preter, go-betu'een, tester of fabrics 
for durability, guide for the painter 
who is sure that he has a much prettier 
color than the one specified, and ar- 
ranger of social traffic. (How to keep 
boys and girls close enough but not 
too close.' How to keep father and 
mother happy outside the dean's office? 
How to keep cooking and bridge go- 
ing well side by side in a small 
room .•' ) 

Since the nature of a dormitory is 
rather like that of a beehive, there 
must be as many cells as possible. The 
architects designed the bedrooms in 
such a way that, although compact, 
their shapes vary. The built-in closets 
and chests prevent the clutter which 
would make them seem smaller than 
they are. Living and sleeping spaces 
have been further differentiated by 
varying color .treatment. Bedrooms 
have walls of either soft gray-blue, 
gray-green, or grayed apricot. Living 
rooms in suites have been treated more 
boldly, with three walls of off-white, 
the other a strong color. Thus there 
is no feeling of the drear)- monotony 

11. As Seen by the Decorator 

by Ann Hatfii:ld, A. I. D. of Ann Hatfii:ld Associates 

which is too often characteristic of 
such housing. 

Public spaces were something of a 
challenge because of the budget. It is 
the universal experience of the interior 
designer to discover, by the time she is 
called in, that building costs have 
tripled, and that what was once an 
adequate budget for furnishings has 
dvvindled frighteningly. Thus we 
could afford only the most necessary 
furniture, and had to de\ ise some way 
to conceal the fact that the paintings, 
the bibelots, the accessories which give 
rooms warmth and sparkle, were miss- 

In the Parlor, the basic pieces are 
well made, well designed, and covered 
with durable, practical, and essentially 
dark fabric. The drama is produced by 
a generous use of especially printed 
linen drapery hung over plaster at the 
right and left of the great bay win- 
dow, with dark brown walls and a 
pale rug as foils. Table lamps are 
large in scale. The room does not 
seem meagerly furnished. 

Because we neither wished nor 

could afford a conventional indoor 
Recreation Room, we used rattan fur- 
niture, usually found on porches. 
Happily, because of the great sweep 
of country-side seen through the long 
windows, the rattan furniture, slip- 
covered in tough, washable sailcloth, 
seems perfectly appropriate. The wall 
colors, mainly off-white with accents 
of cerulean blue, brick, and black, are 
so related to the plaids and solid colors 
of the fabrics, the dark asphalt tile 
floor, and the sisal rugs, as to make the 
total effect of the Emily Bowen Room 
very gay and pleasant. 

The Burnett Dining Room, for im- 
portant occasions, has generous wall 
space. There were no paintings, no 
wall brackets, no old silver. To avoid 
monotony, the walls were painted 
three different colors — cerulean blue, 
gunmetal, and burnt sienna. The ny- 
lon carpet is yellow on a black floor. 
The drapery, inexpensive but volumi- 
nous, is gunmetal lineal fruit on a 
white ground. Requirements of the 
room demanded that sixteen people 
(Continued on piige 18) 

Miss Dorothy lester, in her crttraelive aparlmenl in Dew, pours lea for Miss Edith 
Stewart as Ihey describe some o! their experiences as members of the Decorating Com- 
mittee to Mrs. Arthur Vogelback of the Alumnae OHice and Jane Pinckney, a senior. 

Sprinc, 1957 

IIL Springs vs. Foam Rubber 

by Edith Stewart 
AJm/i/ii/ni/ire Ai.\/.\/dilf lo Presicleiil Pdii/iell 

THE request from your Alumnae 
News editor to the Decorating 
Committee for an article describing 
our work on William Bland Dew 
Dormitory brought a reaction some- 
what as follows: 

Writing about the new dormitory 
certainly wasn't for us. We lived 
through it once and that was 
enough. Besides, if handling 
words was the thing we did best, 
we probably would not have 
found ourselves on a Decorating 
Committee, the members of 
which sooner or later develop a 
strong desire for anonymity. 
Somehow every decision seemed 
so permanent and so noticeable. 
What if we were wrong and 
those poor students had to live in 
the midst of our mistakes? What 
if we spent the college's money 
unwisely and more had to be 
spent to correct our errors? Or 
worse yet, suppose they can't be 
corrected? And, after all, hadn't 
our assignment finally been tied 
up and handed in, accompanied 
by an account sheet? We thought 
our work was done. 

That all of these reactions were 
short-lived is proven by this attempt 
to tell you something about it. The 
fact of the matter is we dicJ live 
through it and when everything else 
is tabulated and filed the residual 
memory is that it was exciting, and 
that so many other people had so 
much more to do with it than we did. 
After all, we weren't the professionals 
on the job but just an assortment of 
amateurs called together periodically 
to provide a collective answer to care- 
fully selected questions posed (and 
doubtless limited) by an architect and 
a decorator in whom we always had 
considerable and constantly growing 
confidence. Mr. Hutchins was one of 
our favorite men; each time we saw 
Mrs. Hatfield we found new bonds of 

Aside from the students' recreation 

building which was built in 1948 and 
which differed in function and design 
from the other buildings on campus, 
the most recent building at Sweet 
Briar was the Gymnasium, erected in 
1931. The last dormitory had pre- 
ceded it by thirty-one years. Thus no 
one on the committee had lived 
through this process before. No one 
had seen innumerable pieces of paper 
become a building — complete, fur- 
nished and ready to function. 

V^ E hung over squares of colored 
asphalt tile, surrounded by samples of 
paint. We pored over furniture cata- 
logs and crawled through the furni- 
ture departments of stores. We took 
turns holding swatches of material 
against the walls, with and without 
their matching or complementary sam- 
ples of paint. Plastic versus leather 
(and the cost); screws versus nails 
(and the cost); springs versus foam 
rubber (and the cost). On hands and 
knees we measured the size of an 
imaginary room and an imaginary bed 

to see in how many different positions 
it could be placed, until two talented 
and kindly colleagues cut out for us 
pieces of cardboard drawn to scale so 
that everything could be tested. We 
called for bids, argued over the results 
and used yards of adding machine 
papier trying to figure out the best buy. 

X. HERE was one lovely weekend 
when three members of the committee 
were to fly to the furniture factory to 
see if the product was as good as it 
sounded. One couldn't go, and the 
other two drove to the airport in pour- 
ing rain to sit for hours in unjustified 
hope. But by a fluke another commit- 
tee member came home with a sample 
large enough to be tested. 

Two members of the committee 
went to New York to make final de- 
cisions on samples carefully sifted 
from innumerable possibilities by Mrs. 
Hatfield and by Miss Voelcker. An- 
other member, traveling on other busi- 
ness, joined them there and for a long 
day they sat down and got up and sat 
down and got up, crawled under and 
around pieces of furniture, walked in 
small circles and large circles, felt 
fabrics, moved pieces of furniture into 
groups, separated pieces, regrouped 
them and walked through miles of 
New York's furniture mart under the 
expert guidance of the decorators. 
And all the time the work was being 

A double bedroom in Dew Dormitory; Emma Matheson hard at work on her next theme. 

Al/imnae News 

done over there in what was for so 
long a hole in the ground but which 
eventually sprouted visible walls, be- 
came a shell, and at long last, praise 
be, a recognizable structure with a roof 
to keep out the rain. 

The first consignment of furniture 
was greeted with cries of joy; we actu- 
ally telephoned each other to announce 
its arrixal. This exuberance didn't last 
long. The pile of invoices grew, all 
a\ailable storage space was filled, Car- 
roll Henson and his crew of men plied 
back and forth to the railroad station 
bringing more and more in the Sweet 
Briar truck until it seemed inconceiv- 
able that it would all fit into itny 
building on campus. Everything was 
crated or boxed, and identified only 
by strange letters or numbers and mys- 
teriously addressed to such non-exist- 
ent places as "Parlor — Dean's Office." 
All invoices were written in code. At 
this point, whether they knew it or 
not, our greatest source of courage and 
strength was Bernard Johnson and his 
men as they patiently loaded, un- 
loaded, picked up, put down, carried 
— and waited. There was never a 
break in this long labor in the hot 
weather when Bernard's lovely, rumb- 
img laugh could not be heard cheering 
his men — and us. 

Time grew shorter and the delays in 
completing the building grew longer. 
Missing construction materials were 
traced, rushed, and installed. The 
contractor's men were alternately 
working overtime or left waiting for 
some missing link. 

Finally came the day when the top 
floor was finished and turned over to 
the college. Electricians, carpenters, 
telephone men, plasterers and paint- 
ers, contractors and sub-contractors, 
specialists and consultants filled the 
other floors of the building. Through, 
around and o\er them, patiently, Ber- 
nard and his men carried furniture to 
be distributed in the rooms now "ours." 
Then came the second floor, then part 
of the first. Mrs. Rockett and Mrs. 
Elynn had gathered unto themselves 
all the maids and other help that they 
(.ould find, and cleaning, arranging, 
and polishing were going on every- 
where at once. No campus family 
had a maid, or a baby-sitter, or a laun- 
dress — they were all in Dew. So, for 
that matter, was almost everyone else 
at Sweet Briar. The tempo acceler- 
(ConlinneJ on page 18) 


In bringing you this word-and- 
picture report on William Bland 
Dew Dormitory, we wish to extend 
the thanks of the entire college for 
gifts made by business and indus- 
try through the 'Virginia Foun- 
dation for Independent Colleges, 
which helped to make this beau- 
tiful new building possible. 

The major share of funds re- 
ceived by Sweet Briar through the 
generosity of corporations support- 
ing the 'Virginia Foundation is 
directed to current operations 
affecting the quality of the col- 
lege's instructional program. A 
substantial portion of these funds 
is being applied to the improve- 
ment of faculty salaries, but other 
aspects of Sweet Briar's academic 
program are also benefiting as a 
result of the demonstrated interest 
of corporations in the twelve pri- 

vately supported colleges affiliated 
with the Virginia Foundation. 

Once received by the member 
colleges Virginia Foimdation funds 
are unrestricted as to use. The 
governing board of each college 
applies the funds to any purpose 
or need considered acute in 
strenthening the general college 

From approximately $97,000 in 
corporate financial assistance 
which Sweet Briar has received 
through its participation in the Vir- 
ginia Foundation since 1953, the 
Board of Overseers has allocated 
S19,20G to the WiUiam Bland Dew 
Dormitory. Thus our friends in 
business and industry have contri- 
buted a ten per cent share of the 
nearly $200,000 raised to date for 
Sweet Briar's first new building 
in twenty-five years. 

IV. All That Glitters Is Not . . . 
Unless You Live in Dew 

by Mary Ann 'Wilson, '57 

WHAT is new in Dew? Do not 
be misled by its brightly bare 
fa(,ade, as yet unsoftened by twining 
creepers considered necessary in ren- 
dering a truly hallowed "Halls of Ivy" 
atmosphere. Dew's beauty is more 
than skin-deep; her novelties are mani- 
fold; the innovations extend beyond 
the commonplace. 

Most new things receive a name 
before they actually come into being. 
So it was with William Bland Dew 
Dormitory. Yet William Bland Dew 
Dormitory is bowing to the modern 
collegiate trend of shortening, pervert- 
ing and completely changing a given 
name. It has been thoughtfully con- 
sidered by its new inhabitants and 
several adequate cognomen are now 
accepted. The most prevalent is 
"Dewdorm,' one word. 

During their first week the Dewites 
found more than one missing link in 
this evolutionary achievement of a 
veritable modern dormitory in the 
midst of otherwise dated facilities. 
Since there were no screens at first, 
Dew underwent an invasion of all 
forms of the insect kingdom. Every 

light had its halo of moths; every ear 
its insistent gnat. Brushing away flies 
became a nervous habit. One never 
knew the exact moment to dodge when 
the grasshoppers began hopping gaily 
out of closets, beds and drawers. 

There must have been a mistaken 
address on the bells. They were surely 
intended for a munitions factory. 
Their clarion call would shame the 
hounds of Hades, especially when they 
blast the silent Sabbath at 6:13 a.m. 
In the beginning the bells were not 
alone as general activators. The rising 
bell was preceded each morning by the 
shouts, whistles, laughter, hammers 
and machines which signified that 
work was still going on. 

Do not think, however, that these 
minor inconveniences could mar the 
general bliss of the first residents. 
What is dust from landscaping when 
one has closet space for the first time 
in years.'' Can a grasshopper destroy 
the absolute luxury of showers which 
do not alternately freeze or scald their 
utilizers because of certain inexplicable 
connections with other facilities.' 
(CoiilhiiieJ on page 18) 

Spring 1957 


From the bay window in the parlor looking across campus to Fletcher 

The Emily Bowen Recreation Room. The french doors open onto terraces; the doorway in the 
rear leads to the dining room, the kitchen, and to student ofiices. 

The reception desk iust inside the Iront entrance. 
Florence Barclay welcomes the callers. 

Built-in chests and closets are featured in Dew. 

The little kitchen in the second floor lounge 
is convenient for snacks. 



How appropriate it is that Sweet Briar's first major new building in 
twenty-five years should be named for the beloved first treasurer, 
William Bland Dew, who arrived two days before college opened and was 
to stay for his lifetime. Nan Powell Hodges, '10 speaks for hundreds of Sweet 
Briar students when she recalls Mr. Dew as "the slim man with the gray suit 
and soft brown hat walking up the hill to his office, freguently with his pipe 
in his mouth . . . 'Ask Mr. Dew' was a frequent expression; and we asked 
him about everything. He was always kind, often a little amused but ever 
ready to give us the benefit of his extensive reading and his wise philosophy. 
We enjoyed his keen humor and ready wit even when, in his teasing way, 
he directed them toward our youthful weaknesses and foibles." 

One of the faculty acknowledged that "No one could touch him for quick 
perception, and there was no better mind on the faculty. His prejudices was 
his playthings, never his master; and an abiding sense of justice was the 
basis of his character, just as his kind heart underlay his within keen 
criticism. He was chock full of tradition, and his witty talk was the delight 
of the place." 

Mr. Dew would have liked this building. He would have approved of 
the wise planning that resulted in these colorful and comfortable rooms for 
"his girls," in whom for 38 years, he took such a personal interest. 

The dining room furnished in honor of Eu- 
genia Griffin Burnett, 'lOg, is used for state 

The modern kitchen on the ground floor lures 
two students to bake a batch of brownies. 

The parlor in Dew, just off the reception hall. On the wall to the left is a fireplace. 

Dew provides the latest thing in equipment! 

Hungarian Interlude 

i6) Edna Lee Gilchrist, '26i; 

IT was a crisp winter's day last July 
when the word first came. "The 
word" was from the Department of 
State and it requested Edward Thomp- 
son Wailes, then American Ambassa- 
dor to the Union of South Africa, to 
move to Budapest to head our Lega- 
tion in that explosive Iron Curtain 

"We were there!" Joan and Judy 
Cox, my fifteen year old daughters, 
and I had received in the early spring 
a far -too -good -to -miss invitation to 
\isit our dear friends, and the girls' 
godparents, Cornelia and Tom Wailes, 
and we had a glorious and never-to- 
be-forgotten trip. 

The Wailes had been in South 
Africa less than two years. They were 
admired and beloved by South Afri- 
cans as well as the diplomatic colony, 
and Tom, as Ambassador, felt he was 
making progress toward African-Am- 
erican understanding in his efforts to 
see that America learned the good and 
progressive accomplishments of this 
fascinating country instead of only 
the sensational ones. They had trav- 
elled many milss by plane and car and 
narrow-gauge train but still wanted to 
do more exploring. Cornelia had 
almost completed the redecoration of 
the two embassies, one in Pretoria, 
where we were then living, and one 
in Capetown. 

Although most government business 
is transacted in Pretoria, and this is 
where the Diplomatic Corps lives and 
works during seven months of the 
year, the Chiefs of Mission, and usu- 
ally their Political Advisers and per- 
haps one or two other members of the 
Staff, move to Capetown for the five- 
month session of the Legislature. For 
this reason our government owns two 
embassies; the one in Pretoria a bit 
more "homey," — all on one floor with 
a lo\ely big dropped living room (in 
which Cornelia had used colorful 
chintzes), a large dining room (added 
during the Wailes' tenure), a thatched 
roof, a swimming pool and tennis 
court; while the Capetown residence 
is more stately, with formal rooms, 

lovely brocades and a balustraded ter- 
race overlcxjking Cape Point itself, 
more suited to the type of living and 
entertaining done there. 

Thus it was with real regret that 
the Ambassador and his wife learned 
of Budapest. A life in the Foreign 
Service, however, accustoms one to 
change; there was a definite challenge 
in the new job; and, although Tom 
was too modest to admit it, the em- 
bassy stafi as well as we laymen real- 
ized the great compliment that had 
been paid him in selecting him tor this 
difficult assignment. 

Ambassador 'Wires Acceptance 

So — his wire of acceptance went 
forward and we were all on pins and 
needles to learn what would come 
next. Nothing could be mentioned 
about the new assignment before the 
"Agrement" (the consent or agree- 
ment of the government of a country 
to accept a new Ambassador or Min- 
ister) was received from Hungary and 
since, no doubt, the puppet Hungarian 
government had to check with Mos- 
cow before making any statement, this 
was delayed. Meanwhile, The Netv 
York Times had somehow heard and 
broken the story "Wailes to Leave 
South Africa" which took no time 
at all in covering the oceans and con- 
tinents between New York and Pre- 
toria ! Thus for several days everyone 
knew the Ambassador was leaving but 
no one could say where he was going! 
Budapest became "that place" in our 
conversation and we all felt very cloak 
and daggerish as we parried questions 
from curious and interested friends. 

A "Post Report " prepared annually 
by the State Department on "that 
place " was available and told of the 
house-hold goods, medicines, foods, 
etc., which should be taken; of the 
lack of good medical care but of the 
U. S. Government plane ready to fly 
any ill person to 'Vienna (100 miles); 
of the size of the residence; of the 
fact that the servants spoke only Hun- 
garian (a bitter blow to Cornelia!); 
and that spies and listening devices 

were ever present. Adventurous if not 

Plans for the move began imme- 
diately although Cornelia, perfect host- 
ess that she is, never let this intrude 
itself on the smoothly running life of 
the embassy. We continued to do all 
the delightful things she had arranged 
tor our \isit and after our departure 
I learned she had given a formal din- 
ner for twenty, two days before they 

The Wailes Return to Washington 

Since the Ambassador realized he 
would need special briefing on Hun- 
garian affairs and the American 
viewpoint in relation to them, he 
and Cornelia came to Washington in 

In spite of the fact that our Foreign 
Service had suspected an Hungarian 
uprising of sojne sort in the not too 
distant future, th:- brave revolt of late 
October came suddenly. All the free 
world cheered and our new Hungarian 
Minist.?r wanted to be there. So, on 
October 31st — a pelting, rainy Hal- 
lowe'en — he took ofl^ from Idlewild 
for "Vienna. I happened to be in New 
York so could have lunch with him 
before he flew. He told me during 
that lunch of a "Courtesy Call" from 
the Hungarian Minister to the United 
States, each principal accompanied by 
a Counselor, during which they had 
talked of the bees and flowers in Hun- 
gary and America, neither of them 
wishing to touch on any more momen- 
tous subjects. The government which 
the Hungarian Minister represented 
was, of course, no longer in power and 
no doubt both of them felt anything 
they might say "could be held against 
them." Too, the hopeful, wishful- 
thinking plans that day were that Cor- 
nelia would follow on the next sailing 
of the Unilcd Sidles, complete with 
dog, car and luggage. 

The trip went well and the new 
Minister arrived safely in Budapest 
during those now famous five days 
when the "true Hungarians" held the 

Russians Crush Revolt 

Suddenly all was different. Russian 
power had again asserted itself and 
hope had been lost. 

Cornelia stayed glued to her tele- 
phone in Washington waiting for the 
infrequent messages that came to the 
State Department and were forwarded 

Al/niiihte News 

to her — often saying only, "All still 
alive." Several times even diplomatic 
connections were severed and although 
sympathetic friends tried to assure her 
that neither the Hungarians nor the 
Russians would want to harm the 
American Minister, it was small com- 
fort when one learned from the news- 
paper maps that the American Lega- 
tion was but a scant block from the 
Houses of Parliament which were un- 
der constant bombardment. 

At long last messages became more 
frequent and, finally, a letter which 
someone had carried out to Vienna tor 
mailing. This told of the evacuation 
of all the Legation children and most 
of the women, while the men, along 
with five wives (30 in all plus 20 or 
more journalists), were living in the 
Legation Ofilice Building — all of the 
typing, filing and cooking being done 
by these same five wives ! Tom wrote 
too of receiving Cardinal Mindzenty, 
of what a "grand old man" he was, 
and of the fact he had given him his 
office where "he (the Cardinal) ate, 
slept and said Mass." The Minister 
himself had a mattress on the floor in 
an adjoining office. 

November progressed. Cornelia 
spent Thanksgiving with us at Sweet 
Briar, our girls came home from board- 
ing school to see her, she met and 
talked with Iren Marek, and although 
"the dog, the car and the luggage" 
seemed destined to remain behind, the 
State Department had at last heeded 
her plea and it began to look as if the 
Wailes family would be reunited. 

I went to Washington on the after- 
noon of December 1st, together we 
took the sleeper for New York and on 
Sunday atternoon. December 2nd, an 
old friend of the Wailes family and I 
waved the courageous and \enture- 
.some wife of the new American Min- 
ister to Hungary off on a plane for 

Here excerpts from her letters can 
take over the tale. Her cheery matter- 
of-factness in the face of any and all 
situations will, 1 know, thrill you as 
it has m.-. 

Budapest, Dec. 5 

"Here I am I The flight was, I am 
glad to say, uneventful; really not bad 
at all and we made some sort of a 
record to Ireland. Arrived in Vienna 
about 1 p.m. ( 10 a.m. New York 
time). (Note: The plane had left 
New York 3:.^0 p.m.). Was met by 

Mrs. Thompson, wife of the Ambas- 
sador, three Budapest wives and one 
of the Budapest officers who was in 
Vienna on business. Went to Em- 
bassy, had a good hot soak and a rest 
— then the Budapest wives for drinks 
at 6. Tom phoned at 8, then dinner 
and to bed. Left Vienna at 9:30 yes- 
terday with the officer from here who 
had driven out last week. It was rain- 
ing buckets, but never mind. No trou- 
ble at the border — only about 10 
minutes — sometimes it takes an hour 
for the papers to be checked. Once 
inside Hungary I relaxed! We were 
stopped only four times by Russian 
soldiers (with guns) to have passports 
checked. They stand by the road and 
you'd really better stop — or else! 

"When we drove into the city the 
streets were packed with men and 
women, most of them with a loaf of 
bread under the arm, and as we got 
near the Legation we saw more and 
more Russian tanks making road 
blocks. Couldn't get up to the front 
door as there were hundreds of people 
in front singing, waving Hungarian 
flags, etc., so left the car and came in 
a back door. The mob was shouting, 
"Go home Russians,' then "U. S. and 
U. N. help us," then "God bless Mr. 
Dulles, " then more singing. 

"Finally found Tom! He had been 

looking out of the window and when 
he went out on the balcony there was 
a huge cheer. Three of the leaders 
( women ) asked for an interview with 
Tom so he went down to the front 
door to talk with them. After they 
had delivered their message and he 
had replied he asked them to get the 
crowd away as he was afraid someone 
would get hurt. The leader would 
make a perfect top sergeant ! She 
turned, shouted a few words, and off 
the mob went! In the midst of all 
the singing a Russian tank went 
through the- crowd but no one was 
hurt fortunately, as they all jumped 
aside or ran ahead of it. Tom was 
afraid for them though as they might 
not be so lucky next time. It really 
was a welcome I'll never forget!" 

December 7th. "... Another big 
demonstration yesterday afternoon and 
more tanks! At six we went to din- 
ner with one of the staff families who 
had returned to their house, but back 
to the office .soon after eight as there 
is a 9 o'clock curfew and the driver 
had to get home. There is a rumor 
this morning that the bridges are full 
of tanks — and we have four police 
outside instead of the usual two. No 
one knows what will happen from day 
to day. 

Ambassador and Mrs. Wailes on the terrace of the American Embassy at Capetown, 

South Airica. Mr. Wailes is a member of the Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar 

College and Mrs. Wailes {Cornelia Wailes '27) is an alumna. 

Sprinc. 1957 

"Tom and I have a small room off 
his office and a lavatory, a bed and a 
mattress on the floor, sheets and blan- 
kets, plent)' of heat and hot water. 
The Commissary is well stocked and 
the small coffee shop in the building 
is now operating again so we are all 

"Met the Cardinal the night I ar- 
rived but haven't seen him since as he 
keeps to his room. He speaks only 
Hungarian and German so I couldn't 
really talk to him. Do write whenever 
you can — mail seems to be coming in 
regularly now." 

"P. S. Decided to hold this till 
pouch goes out on Saturday. Just had 
word there will be a demonstration 
from 2 to 3 today, but a silent one ! 
No one will be on the street! Have 
been hearing more about the 'show' 
yesterday. I was at the Barnes' and 
Tom was somewhere in the office so 
neither of us saw all of it but several 
of our people did see a Russian tank 
stopped by two Hungarian men who 
lay down in the street in front of our 
Legation and defied the tank to run 
over them. The tank took to the side- 
walk instead! The rumor was that this 
morning would be noisy but everyone 
who has been out reports the Hungar- 
ians quiet and the Russians jittery. 
Just hope they don't get trigger happy. 
. . . Didn't go to the Barnes' last night 
after all. There was quite a bit of 
excitement on the street and Tom 
wanted to be here if needed." 

December 26th. "... We have 
moved in our house! — on top of the 
painters. They finally finished the bed- 
room floor so we have curtains hung, 
rugs down and a small Christmas tree 
in the corner. 'We had eight for cock- 
tails last Saturday in the large square 
hall outside the bedrooms. Yesterday 
the Barnes (Counselor) and "W^ailes 
had all Americans for drinks and cold 
turkey at the Barnes! . . . Winter has 
come with a vengeance. It started 
snowing the 21st and by the 23rd we 
couldn't drive up hills so had to walk 
a half mile or so from the car when 
1 went out to a luncheon. Our office 
car had no chains or snow tires so we 
are ordering both from Vienna and 
hope we can get them as I'm really 
scared of these hills. Children coasting 
and on skis on all the streets and they 
pay no attention to skidding cars! 

Since mo\ing out to the house I've 

only been in town once so haven't seen 
much of interest. The Russian tanks 
are still all o\er the pilace and yester- 
day coming home from church passed 
a weapons carrier with guns pointed 
and soldiers at the alert. . . . Sunday, 
t\\'o young Legation officers brought 
their wives and children in from 
Vienna. One car skidded into a ditch 
and the other into a snow bank, and 
all this just ahead of a large Russian 
convoy! The convoy stopped, twenty 
Russian soldiers got out, lifted the cars 
back on the road and waved them 
away! It took them ten hours for the 
100 mile drive so you can imagine the 
condition of the roads. . . . Must go 
down and confer with the 'chef.' Did 
I tell you he writes daily food orders 
in English, daily menus in French, and 
speaks only Hungarian and German! 

January 2nd. "... This morning 
we had a meeting of Legation wives 
and are starting relief work, of course 
on a small scale but something any- 
how. Will write more about this later. 
. . . New Year's Eve the curfew was 
lifted for diplomats so we went to 
our Air Attache's house for dinner. 
Had a fine time but I must say it was 
jolting when we were stopped at 1:30 
a.m. tor examination of papers and a 
soldier held a pistol in the open win- 
dow while they checked everything 
about the chauffeur." 

January 7th. "... Today is warm 
and clear — first really clear day since 
I arrived. The snow is melting and 
the streets gettng more clear. Suppose 
just in time for the next blizzard. The 
Barnes are going to Vienna tomorrow 
for a few days so Mrs. B. is going to 
do some shopping for me — home per- 
manents, cream shampoo, material for 
maid's uniforms, hand lotion, etc. It 
seems impossible that a city of this 
size doesn't have these things but if 
they're here I haven't been able to find 
them. . . . Our status is still so uncer- 
tain that we haven't yet been able to 
set a date for Judy and Charles (the 
dog and chauffeur) and the car to 
come. Each week we think we will 
know something one way or the other. 
(Note: Mr. Wailes has not presented 
his Letters of Credence since th; 
United States is not as yet willing to 
recognize to that extent the Kadar 
government. Thus, although Mr. 
Wailes is in charge of the Legation, 
all business with Hungarians still is 

conducted, officially, by Mr. Barnes, 
the C^ounselor, since he was previously 
accredited and still holds this posi- 

January 17th. "Our little relief 
project started when Sarah Rogers, 
wife of one of the young officers, 
wrote her family, friends and church 
at home telling some of the needs and 
asking tor contributions. The checks 
began arriving and we went to work. 
Of course any clothing is welcome but 
the expense of shipping and the time 
involved is a problem, for the imme- 
diate need is great. We have been able 
to buy, in Vienna, warm cotton blan- 
kets for $2.00, warm underwear and 
pajamas for about $1.00. We are 
working in the shelled-out districts 
and in the poorer sections — things 
were grim at best but now it is almost 
unbelievable. Yesterday two of our 
wives visited the following family: 
House and all belongings destroyed 
— living in one room — no furniture, 
beds or bedding — no clothes except 
what they have on. Man earning 
$30.00 per month. Sons 16 and 13; 
daughters 10 and 7; sons 4 and 3; 
new baby expected next week! Fortu- 
nately one of our girls has a bassinet 
she is taking to them today. Another 
is taking a case of milk she says her 
children can do without. From our 
'stock pile' we were able to send warm 
underwear for each member of the 
family and two blankets for eight of 
them ! It is a heart-breaking yet heart- 
warming job and as you can see we are 
in it up to our ears. 

Enough of tragedy for the moment. 
The painters have almost finished. 
The curfew suits us fine as there is 
practically no 'night work.' We listen 
to B. B. C. and V. O. A. and are usu- 
ally in b;d by 9 o'clock. 

January 19th. "Tom is at the office 
and r\e just finished an hour with the 
most magnificent Hungarian. He must 
have been at least a Count ! He now 
makes slip covers and curtains and I'm 
having him cut up some old chintz 
draperies and use the unfaded parts 
for slip covers for our bedroom. After 
our negotiations we agreed on $3.00 
each for the slip covers, he kissed my 
hand and bowed out ! 

January 27th. "Know there won't 
be a chance to mail this for a week so 
will add a few lines from day to day 


Almiiihie Neu 

but wanted to ^ct this bit on paper. 
Yesterday we had our first liouse guest, 
Mrs. (^happell. She was arrested se\cn 
weeks ago crossing the border from 
Austria to Hungary with some few 
relief supplies, mostly medicines. She 
had her American passport but no 
Hungarian visa, Crossed at night with 
one man. Knew she shouKln't be do- 
ing it but thought she'd try; hoped 
she'd get away with it and at worst 
would be turned back. Not so! She 
was brought to Budapest and thrown in 
jail. The authorities denied all knowl- 
edge of her and it was only after about 
a month that a released prisoner let us 
know where she was and after that it 
took about three weeks to arrange a 
trial. She was finally turned over to 
our Consul yesterday and had to be 
out of Hungary today for ever. She 
came right from prison to us so we 
gave her a drink and turned her loose 
in the bathroom. She is size 12 so you 
can imagine how my clothes fitted, but 
at least they were a change from boots 
and tweed trousers. We had to go out 
so left her to hair washing, etc., and 
when we got back she looked fine. 
Needless to say she was dying to talk, 
and talk she did till 12:30. Then a 
few hours sleep and she has just left 
for 'Vienna, being driven out by Dick 
Selby, our Consul. Just looked out the 
window and it has started to snow 
again. Heaven knows how they will 
get through today — the road is bad 
enough at best but with more snow 
it may be impassable and she must be 
gotten to Austria today. Her exper- 
iences would fill a book but she will 
write that I'm sure so 1 won't attempt 
to. She has done news photography 
for some years and is an interesting 
person — 37 years old, long blond hair, 
glasses — but you will probably have 
seen her picture in the paper before 
you get this. 

January 30th. "We have had three 
warm sunny days so the ice is melting. 
Mrs. Chappcll got to 'Vienna with no 
trouble and probably is in the States 
by now." 

February 5th. "I'm glad to say 
there is nothing exciting to write 
about. W'c never know from day to 
day ... I have a new dress ! Some- 
one got some na\y crepe for me in 
Vienna and I went to the famous 
Hungarian Couturier, 1 think it 
turned out very well and with our 
rate of exchange cost me .so little 

SPRiNd 1957 

I was almost ashamed to pay the 
bill. I've seen pictures of the salon 
this man formerly had and it was mag- 
nificent — used to have 1,000 guests 
for his showings. Then in '48 it was 
taken away from him lock, stock and 
barrel and is now a children's home, 
I understand. Today he and four girls 
sew, tit, etc., in two small, dark, cold 
rooms up two long flights of stairs." 

February 1 8th. "I must say that the 
uncertainty of our position here is 
beginning to get on our nerves a bit. 
We ne\er plan ahead and feel thor- 
oughly unsettled. I would love for 
Tom to get a breather but he is not 
willing to leave the country. We 
have read so many paper-back detec- 
tives that we have now switched to 
Westerns for a change. Our Military 
and now our U. S. I. S. are beginning 
to get a few movies — some pretty 
old but yesterday we saw 'Guys and 
Dolls.' Took our servants and I'm 
afraid they didn't understand a word, 
but we enjoyed it thoroughly." 

And — as we go to press — the final 

Vienna — February 27th. "As you 

can imagine we're in a rush, but we're 
on our way! Wiring you tomorrow. 
Wanted to phone you tonight but 
there is one to six hours delay and 
we are so tired decided to wait until 
morning and wire." 


The following article appeared in 
the New York Herald Tribune of 
February 28, 1957: 


Budapest, Feb. 27. American Min- 
ister Edward T. Wailes delivered a 
final snub to Hungary CommunLst 
Government today and, bowing to 
Red pressure, headed home. 

After seventeen weeks in Budapest, 
he quietly quit the country without 
ever presenting his credentials to the 
Red regime of Premier Janos Kadar, 
which could have regarded the presen- 
tation as American recognition. 

Mr. Wailes, a former Assistant Sec- 
retary of State, did not even notify the 
Red hierarchy in advance that he was 
leaving. It was not until seven hours 
after he and his wife headed for Vien- 
na in a car with two Legation officers 
that the American Legation's second 
secretary, Christopher Squires, notified 
the Foreign Ministry ot his departure. 

The State Department showed its 
backing of the one-man boycott in a 
statement recalling that Mr. Wailes 
arrived in Budapest November 2 un- 
der orders to present his credentials 
promptly to the Imre Nagy govern- 
ment, a broad coalition established in 
the October revolt. 

"Before Mr. Wailes was able to 
present his credentials, however, the 
Soviet Union on November 4 inter- 
vened in force in Hungary," the state- 
ment said. "In this situation Minister 
Wailes, acting under instructions from 
the Department, refrained from pre- 
.senting his credentials. There have 
been no subsequent developments in 
Hungary warranting the presentation." 

Soviet tanks on patrol in front of the American Legation, Budapest, 
between November 10 and December 10. 19S6. 

A daily scene 


m \\ 

Alumnae Attend Stimulating Sessions 

Board Voted to Change Policy on Alumnae News 
All Alumnae Asked to Express Opinion 

"TT'S always fair weather when good 
X friends get together." Llnfortu- 
nately, this was not true for the Alum- 
nae Association's Executive Board 
meetings in February. But despite fogs, 
rains, mud puddles, and transportation 
difficulties, sixteen alumnae came 
through for two delightful and busy 
days of meetings held on February 6th 
and 7th. 

Those of us who arrived a day early 
were given the added treat of a dem- 
onstration by the visiting V. M. I. 
fencing team. Fortified by the knowl- 
edge of a new method of tackling any 
problem, we descended on Dew's Eu- 
genia Burnett Room Wednesday for a 
day's session at once rewarding and 
stimulating. Since October, the activi- 
ties of the clubs in the nine regions 
have been varied and vital, ranging 
from the traditional Christmas-time 
Sweet Briar Day luncheons and teas 
to New York's festixe Theater Benefit 
which featured Happy Hunting and 
netted $3,'>00. 

Following the Board's October deci- 
sion, the efforts of the majority of 
regional clubs have been directed to- 
wards the Rollins Fund which, as 
of our February meeting, stood at 
$59,886.86 — not quite $41,000 away 
from the proposed goal of $100,000. 
Of this amount, we were (and are!) 
pleased that $7,040.15 has been raised 
by the Alumnae Clubs. 

Through an awareness that many 
capable alumnae decline possible 
membership on the Executive Board 
because of their present distance from 
the College, consideration is being 
given to the possibility of expense- 
paid transportation for members of 
the Executive Board. At present a 
study of similar procedure in other 
colleges and universities and the esti- 
mated cost of transportation is under- 

Proceeding from "the How" to "the 
Whom," the indu.strious Nominating 
Committee presented us with a slate 
ot potential alumnae members of the 

Board of Overseers, of which one was 
to be selected to replace Alma Rot- 
nem, who has served so capably. Our 
thanks to those Alumnae Clubs who 
sent in many fine suggestions. 

Progressing further from "the 
Whom" to "the Wherewithal," the 
Ways and Means Committee reported 
that the sale of objects purchased 
through the Alumnae Office (trays, 
china, glasses, etc.) lags behind last 
year's sales. The magazine project has 
been most profitable, however, as well 
as the first Christmas sale of fruit 
cakes which netted S93.43 for the 
Alumnae Association. We were re- 
minded that the magazine project con- 
tinues throughout the year. Special 
rates offered by publishing companies 
can be handled if the special subscrip- 
tion blank is sent to the Alumnae 

Mrs. Pannell s[X)ke to us about the 
optimum size of the college. Due to 
the increasing pressure of applications 
many colleges are examining their fa- 
cilities and curricula to determine the 
largest group which the college can 
accomodate without losing the quali- 
ties which are unique and distinctive 
to the institution. The Board of Over- 
seers is setting up a committee to make 
this study and would like to have an 
alumna in this group. 

FOLLOWING reports of the meet- 
ing of the Board of Overseers and 
of Joint Council, we adjourned an 
enjoyable session to move to Gladys 
Horton's equally enjoyable party at 
Garden Cottage, thence on to a late, 
leisurely, and very lovely dinner in the 
Refectory. The high point ot our two- 
day sojourn came that evening when 
Martha Lou Stohlman's The Slory of 
Sweet Briar College became a reality, 
held in our hands for the first time. 
Students, faculty, and alumnae had 
the opportunity of meeting the author 
and expressing their appreciation for 
her first-rate job at an autographing 
party in Dew's Emily Bowen Room. 

Shedding our borrowed rain ap- 
parel, the Board began its Thursday 
morning meeting in the Browsing 
Room of the Library with a discussion 
of the proposed portrait of Mrs. Pan- 
nell and the appointment of a com- 
mittee to investigate possible artists. 
It was also decided that, as of next 
fall, all issues of The Alumnae 
Nevcs be sent to all alumnae for a two 
years' trial. The experience of other 
colleges has been that contributions to 
the Alumnae Fund increase if all 
alumnae receive all issues of alumnae 
publications. This is what we hope 
will happen. It was decided, too, that 
as of this issue a resume of the board's 
activities be included in each publica- 
tion ('Voici!) If any alumnae or clubs 
have suggestions, the Executive Secre- 
tary, Regional Chairmen or President 
will be glad to receive them. 

JOHN "Good News " Detmold's re- 
port was encouraging. Since Octo- 
ber the Development Fund's total 
of $1,748,000 has been increased to 
$1,89^,000. Mr. Detmold also 
brought news of a recommendation by 
the Board of Overseers: that the Alum- 
nae, Parents, and Development Funds 
be fused into one Sweet Briar Fund. 
In this way, there will be no dupilica- 
tion of appeals. Furthermore, alum- 
nae will be able to designate their con- 
tributions to their special mterest at 
the same time these contributions are 
being credited to the Alumnae Fund. 
The Alumnae Fund will continue to 
solicit funds for a special project each 
year. The Board approved this recom- 
mendation and it feels that this meth- 
od will gi\e a better picture of the 
many ways in which the alumnae sup- 
port the college. We learned through 
Mr. Detmold of two new professor- 
ships which will release now-allocated 
funds for general faculty salaries: the 
Rockefeller - Guion Professorship of 
Chemistry and the Betsey Cushing- 
John Hay Whitney Professorship of 


Al/inuhw News 

Following Mrs. Panncll's luncheon, 
we wound up our actixities with a 
somewhat soggy yet no less interesting 
campus tour under the expert leader- 
ship of Peter Daniel and Lloyd Hoil- 
man, who cojnbincd to make even a 
drizzle delightful. 

Many of you will be returning for 
Reunion. It is not too soon to plan 
for baby sitters and car pools. See you 
at Sweet Briar the first of June. 

Princi-: Trimmi-r, ''i6g 
Second Vice President and 
Reunion Chairman 

Martha Lou Stohlman 

Selected as Candidate 

For Board of Overseers 

THE Alumnae Council submits the 
name of Martha Lou Lemmon 
Stohlman, '34g, to the members of the 
association as candidate for election to 
the Board of Oxerseers of Sweet Briar 
College. The choice and election of 
alumnae candidates for the Board of 
Overseers are provided for in the by- 
laws of the Sweet Briar Alumnae As- 
sociation. The council considered care- 
fully the names of eligible alumnae 
which had been submitted by indi- 
viduals and by the clubs and selected 
Martha Lou Lenimon Stohlman as a 
person who by her hard work lor 
Sweet Briar and her unflagging inter- 
est in the welfare of the college has 
shown that she would be a valuable 
addition to the board. 

Other names may be added to the 
ballot if sent to the executive secretary 
accompanied by fifteen signatures of 
members ot the association and the 
written consent of the nominees with- 
in two weeks after the slate is pun- 
lished. Ballots will be mailed to all 
active members of the association, and 
the candidate's name will then be sub- 
mitted to the Board of Overseers as 
the nominee from the association. 

Martha Lou LeinniDH Stohlman, as 
the author of our beautifully written 
and enthusiastically received history, 
"The Story of Sweet Briar College," 
is well-known to all of us. She la- 
bored long and intensively on the re- 
search and writing of the history. 

Active in student affairs, she was 
elected a member of Tau Phi, and 

was business manager of the Sweet 
Briar News. After her graduation 
from Sweet Briar she went to Cor- 
nell where she was awarded her M.A. 
and Ph.D. in psychology. From 1937 
to 1944 she taught psychology at 
Colorado College and then in 1945 
she went to Rome as a member of 
the U.S. Foreign Service. There she 
met Frederick Stohlman, a professor 
of art and archaeology at Princeton 
University, and they were married 
in 1946. They now have two 
daughters, Julie, 10, and Suzy, 7. 

She was one of the first alumnae 
elected to membership in the Sweet 
Briar Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman has 
been active in the League of Women 
Voters for some time and has served 
on their board of directors; she has 
been a Gray Lady and she has taught 
Sunday School classes for many years. 
She has had numerous articles and 
book reviews published in the "Amer- 

ican Journal of Psychology" and else- 
where, including an article in the Jun- 
ior Red Cross Magazine on Lite in the 
Foreign Service. 

She served her class as fund agent 
from 1950 to 1952 and at the same 
time was Regional Chairman for Re- 
gion I and chairman of the Program 
Planning Committee. From 1952 to 
1954 she was the Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Fund Chairman. After that, she 
spent almost a year and a half (and 
postponed a trip to Europe) in re- 
search and writing for "The Story of 
Sweet Briar College." And always, 
whenever she was engaged in any ac- 
tivity for the college, she gave it her 
whole attention and whole-hearted 

The Executive Board of the Alum- 
nae Association feel that Martha Lou 
Lemmon Stohlman could be counted 
on to devote her considerable ability 
and imagination to the benefit of the 


The 2's and the 7's 

All classes ending in "2" or "7" 
and the class of 1956 will celebrate 
reunion in June. Prince Trimmer, 
'56g, reunion chairman, announces the 
following tentati\e program: 



to \ Registration, Reid Parlor 
10:00 Baccalaureate Ser\ice — The 

Reverend Harold C. Phillips, 
The First Baptist Church, 
Cleveland, Ohio 
4:30 Step-singing 
5:30 Vespers in the dell 
6:15 Class picnics and election of 
class officers 
10:00 Lantern night 


10:00 Commencement exercises — 
speaker, Mr. De\ereaux 

1 :00 


Alumnae luncheon and annual 
meeting of the Alumnae As- 
sociation of Sweet Briar Col- 

to \ Open house in faculty homes 


Alumnae banquet — honor 
guests, class of 1932 — special 
entertainment planned by class 
of 1930 


to \ Alumnae College 
11: 30 J 

12:15 Luncheon — Mrs. Pannell — 
Sweet Briar Gardens 

The reservation folders for Com- 
mencement and the alumnae program 
will be mailed in April. Reunion 
classes will be hearing from their 
chairmen soon. Grammer and Reid 
dormitories will house the alumnae. 
Start making plans now to come to 
Sweet Briar June 2 i ! 

Sprinc 1957 


Development Program 
Moves Ahead 

by John DmMOLD 

THE FOUR-VHAR izFFOKT to comiiMnoratc Sweet Briar's Golden Anniversary 
by strengthening the college for its second half-century ended December 31, 
1956. A total of $1,910,000 in gifts and pledges for new buildings and endow- 
ment represents the fiftieth anniversary present to the college from its alumnae. 
Board members, faculty and staff, students, parents, foundations, corporations, and 
other friends. Gifts for other purposes, totalling nearly $100,000, bring the total 
amount given to the college to more than two million dollars. 

Although the $2,500,000 goal was not reached, and additional funds are 
required to complete the Half-Century campaign's major objectives — a new 
dormitory, science building, and auditorium-fine arts center, and $1,250,000 
in new endowment — much bcis been accomplished: 

The beautiful new William Bland of $22,571, establishing an endowed 
Dew Dormitory was ready last Sep- scholarship in memory of the late Miss 

tembcr for its first eighty students. 
More than $525,000 is in hand ear- 
marked for the auditorium (including 
$100,764 raised for this building in 
1941, which is not counted in the De- 
\elopment totals). More than $70,000 
has been given or pledged to the 
science building. Faculty salaries were 
raised twice in 1955-56, and endow- 
ment designated for faculty salaries 
has been increased by $615,000 in 
gifts and pledges — half of this sum 
coming from the Ford Foundation. 

New Endowed Professorships 

Where Sweet Briar formerly had 
but one endowed professorship, the 
Carter Glass Chair of Government, it 
now has three and is well on its way 
toward a fourth: Gifts made in 1955 
in honor of Dr. Connie M. Guion, 
chairman of the Board's Development 
Committee, by Laurance, Nelson, 
David, and Winthrop Rockefeller and 
their sister, Mrs. Jean Mauze, and by 
Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, 
have been designated for "The Rocke- 
feller-Guion Professorship of Chem- 
istry," and the "Betsey Gushing and 
John Hay Whitney Professorship of 
Physics." A total of $61,493.00 has 
already been given or pledged for the 
Wallace Rollins Professorship of Re- 
ligion, for which the Kresge Founda- 
tion has offered $50,000, provided an 
additional $100,000 can be raised for 
this purpose before next December 1. 

More than $125,000 has been added 
to the college's endowment for scholar- 
ships — which will be needed more 
than ever when the new $2,200 over- 
all fee goes into effect next fall. A gift 

Judith Bland Dew, was received m 
December from Mrs. A. I. duPont of 
Wilmington, Del., Miss Bland Dew's 
cousin, who has long supported the 
college's scholarship program and was 
an early contributor to 'William Bland 
Dew Dormitory. Miss Dew lov^-d 
Sweet Briar and \isited it frequently 
during the many years her brother 
served as the college's first Treasurer. 
In addition to new endowment for 
faculty salaries and scholarships, nearly 
$50,000 has been added to the college's 
unrestricted endowment. And undes- 
ignated gifts and pledges amounting 
to more than $450,000 still remain to 
be allocated by the Board. 

Roundups Help Rollins Fund 

That over $100,000 was added to 
the Development total in the final 
stage of the campaign was due largely 
to the willingness of many alumnae 
to undertake "roundup" events and 
solicitation in their areas. Led by the 
Lynchburg-Amherst County Develop- 
ment Committee, which push;-d its 
total for the campaign to more than 
$176,000, the following areas (listed 
chronologically according to their meet- 
ings — at most of which the new De- 
\elopment film was shown) went to 
work to bring us closer to our goal: 
Cincinnati, Richmond, Washington, 
Cleveland, Rochester, Chicago, Phila- 
delphia, Northern New Jersey, New 
York City, Norfolk, Westchester, 
Roanoke, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh. In 
other areas as far afield as San Fran- 
cisco and Los Angeles, alumnae Devel- 
opment thairmen joined in the roundup 
.solicitation without scheduling a party. 

The hard work and generosity of 
all these alumnae arc also responsible 
in large measure for the $61,493 
raised to date for the Rollins Profes- 
sorship Fund — since this special proj- 
ect was stressed in all of the roundup 
work. To cite but one example, all of 
Northern New Jersey's roundup gifts, 
totalling $2,300, went to the Rollins 
Fund (although only the club's gift is 
identified below). After Lynchburg, 
the largest roundup returns came from 
New York, Washington, Richmond. 


(As of March 12, 1957) 

Alumnae $18,776 

Faculty, Staff, students 6,485 

Board of Overseers 13,433 

(not counting alumnae members) 

Parents 2,676 

Friends 4,307 

Anonymous 4 

Class of 1931 1,565 

Class of 1913 5,000 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs 

Pittsburgh 300 

Richmond 300 

Wilmington 100 

Charlotte 85 

Cincinnati 350 

Rochester 500 

Washington 2,000 

Lynchburg 300 

Central Ohio (Columbus) ... 75 

New York 1,000 

Roanoke 225 

Minneapolis 200 

San Francisco 30 

Charleston, W. Va 175 

Atlanta 1,000 

Chattanooga 350 

Northern New Jersey 100 

Boston 300 


Harriet Shaw McCurdy 352 

Emma Rollins Tighe 60 

Calvert deColigny 10 

Virginia Theological Seminary 

• Alumni and Faculty 1,434 

Total 161,493 

Commenting on the Rollins Fund. 
Gladys W'esler Horton, '30g, President 
of the Alumnae Association, writes: 

"These results have been achieved 
through the cooperation and hard work 
of many alumnae, clubs, members of 
the faculty and staff, and other friends 
of Sweet Briar. The Executive Board 
of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Associ- 
ation wishes to extend its grateful 
apipreciation to all who have given so 
generously of their time and resources. 
This most encouraging total has been 
rai,sed without detracting from the 
Alumnae Fund, which is ahead of last 
year at this time. 

"With the continued cooperation 
of Sweet Briar's family and friends. 


AhiiiDiae Newj 

wc will complete the Rollins Fund 
before the December 1, deadline!" 

Sweet Briar Fund Established 

All told, this record ot i;enerous 
support is a remarkable one. But de- 
spite the very real achievements ot the 
Half-Century campaign, much remains 
to be done, now and in the future, 
without the deadline and specific goal 
associated with a campaign. 

To complete the objectives of the 
Half-Cxntury campaign, and to pro\ ide 
Sweet Briar with a long-range program 
of annual giving, geared to the future 
needs of the college, the Board of 
Overseers announced in February the 
establishment of the Sweet Briar Fund, 
combining the Alumnae Fund, the 
Parents Fund, and the Development 

Explaining the new Sweet Briar 
Fund in her last report to the Board, 
Dr. Guion said: "All gifts to the col- 
lege will help to swell this new fund, 
but they will automatically be credited 
to the Alumnae Fund if given by an 
alumna, to the Parents Fund if given 
by a parent, or to the Development 
Program. We hope thus to avoid a 
duplication of appeals and to give 
credit where it is due. For example, 
in 195^-56 Sweet Briar alumnae gave 
more than 5100,000 to the Develop- 
ment Program but this amount was not 
added to the 526,767 in unrestricted 
gifts to our Alumnae Fund for that 
year. Under the new system, all alum- 
nae gifts will be credited to the Alum- 
nae Fund." 

Meeting on campus early in Feb- 
ruary, the Executive Board of the 
Alumnae Association voted unani- 
mously in favor of the new Sweet 
Briar Fund. Although the Alumnae 
Fund will continue to appeal tor un- 
designated gifts, and the Alumnae 
Council will still decide how these 
gifts should be used, it will now be 
possible for an alumna to designate 
her gift for a special project, such as 
the auditorium or taculty salary endow- 
ment, and still have it credited to her 
class in the Alumnae I'und. 

Development Council Announced 

To assist the olficers of the college 
in seeking contributions to the new 
Sweet Briar Fund, the Board of Over- 
seers has also created a new Develop- 
ment Council, composed of Board 
members, faculty and staff, alumnae, 
students, and other friends of the col- 
lege. Buford Scott of Richmond, a 

member of the Board, heads this new 
(Council. Serving with him are the fol- 
lowing Board members: Dr. Guion; 
Lawson W. Turner of Lynchburg, 
vice-chairman ot the Board's Develop- 
ment Committee; Katherinc Blniail 
Andersen, '26g, of Bayport, Minn.; 
Thomas C. Boushall of Richmond, 
President of the Board; Sara Sh<iUen- 
herger Brown, '52g, of Harrods Creek, 
Ky.; Rebecca Yn/mg Frazer, '.^5g, of 
Atlanta, Ga.; and Miss Meta Glass of 
Charlottesville, president emeritus of 
the college. 

Also Nan Powell Hodges, 'lOg, of 
Williamsburg, Va.; Charles H. Murchi- 
son of Washington, D. C; President 
Anne Pannell; Alma M.irl'ni Rotnem, 
"i6g, of Princeton, N. J.; Mrs. Her- 
bert Warner of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gor- 
ham B. Walker, Jr., of Lynchburg; 
and the Rt. Rev. Richard S. Watson, 
Bishop of Utah. 

Faculty and staff members of the 
Council include Dean Mary J. Pearl, 
Professors Marion Benedict Rollins 
and G. Noble Gilpin; Martha von 
Briesen, 31g, Director of Public Re- 
lations; John H. Detmold, Director 
of Development; Helen McMahon, 
'23g, Manager of the Book Shop; and 
Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g, Executive 
Secretary of the Alumnae Association. 

Alumnae members are Nancy DouJ 
Burton, '46g, chairman of the Alumnae 
Fund; Mary Huntington Harrison, 
'30g, of Cincinnati, O., a former board 
member; Gladys Wester Horton, '30g, 
of Maplewood, N. J., president of the 
Alumnae Association; and Edith Dm- 

Buford Scott 

re! Marshall, '21g, of Cincinnati, O., 
chairman of the national alumnae de- 
velopment committee. 

Students on the Council are Seniors 
Dagmar Halmagyi of Richmond, presi- 
dent of Student Government; Nannette 
McBurney of Bronxville, N. Y., editor 
of The Sweel Briar News; and Lee 
Haskell of Salem, Mass., chairman of 
the Student Development Committee. 

Parents on the Council are Victor 
D. Broman ot New York, chairman o( 
the Foundations Committee during the 
Half -Century campaign; Lenoir Cham- 
bers of Norfolk, chairman of the 
Parents Advisory Board; Hugh K. 
Duffield of Philadelphia, Pa., past- 
chairman of the Parents Advisory 
Board; and Alexander Donnan of 
Roanoke, chairman of the Parents 

Lynchburg friends of the college 
who are serving on the Council are 
John D. Capron, James R. Caskie, and 
James R. Gilliam, Jr. 

Committees at Work 

The Development Council's work 
will be carried on through several 
committees. Mr. Scott is chairman of 
the Executive Committee, which also 
includes Mr. Detmold and the follow- 
ing committee chairmen: Miss Glass, 
Committee on Education; Mrs. Brown, 
Committee on Corporations; Mrs. An- 
dersen and Mr. Dutfield, co-chairmen 
of the Committee on Foundations; Mr. 
Walker, Bequests and Annuities Com- 
mittee; Mrs. Frazer, Special Gifts Com- 
mittee; Mr. Gilpin, Campus Commit- 
tee; Miss von Briesen, Public Relations 
Committee; Miss McMahon, Ancillary 

Several of these committees have 
already been at work. Mrs. Brown has 
prepared a list of nearly 100 national 
corporations, divided into categories, 
and she has personally called on a 
number of them already, some of them 
early in December and many more in 
the course of a month-long business 
trip with her husband. Mrs. Brown's 
tirst request was made to the directors 
of the Brown-Forman Distillers Cor- 
poration, and it resulted in a grant of 
510,000 for the science building — the 
first that corporation had made outside 
Kentucky. Another corporation sent an 
anonymous 52,000 contribution for 
the science building, following Mrs. 
Brown's call. Others have indicated 
that they hope for favorable action on 
applications submitted by Mrs. Brown 
and other members of her committee. 

Spring 1957 


Degree Awarded to 
Dr. Connie Guion 

On rehr/idiy 19. 79^7. o//r be- 
loved Dr. Connie Guion was 
awarded the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Science by Queens Col- 
lege in New York. In presenting 
her to President W^alker, Dean 
Cordon Street made the follow- 
ing statement: 

MR. PRESIDENT, I have the hon- 
or of presenting to you a Char- 
lotte woman who has become one of 
the most eminent physicians of our 

She was born on a plantation near 
Lincolnton, North Carolina. Inspired 
in girlhood by a love of science, she 
worked her way through Wellesley 
College and won her Bachelor of Arts 
degree there. At Cornell University 
she earned the degre;s Master of Arts 
and Doctor of Medicine. In recent 
years the honorary degree Doctor of 
Science has been bestowed upon her 
by her alma mater, Wellesley College, 
and by the Woman's Medical College 
of Pennsylvania. 

Her long career of service includes 
many years of teaching: at Vassar Col- 
lege as instructor of chemistry, at Sweet 
Briar College as professor and head 
of the department of chemistry, and at 
the Cornell University Medical Col- 
lege as professor of clinical medicine. 

As a physician she has specialized in 
internal medicine. An unusually dis- 
tinguished career won her the praise 
of Neifsiveek Magazine as having at- 
tained "a medical eminence probably 
unparalleled by any other woman doc- 
tor." After her internship at Bellevue 
Hospital she began a private practice 
in New York City, which she has con- 
tinued to the present time. She has 
been a member of the staff of a num- 
ber of hospitals and recently has served 
as chief of staff of the general medical 
clinic at New York Hospital, directing 
the care of over 12,000 patients per 

The New York Infirmary of Wom- 
en and Children awarded to her, in 
1949, the Elizabeth Blackwell Cita- 
tion. In 1951 the Cornell Alumni 

Association chose her as the first 
woman to receive its Award of Merit 
and cited her as one whose "life and 
work ha\e brought honor and acclaim 
to her medical college." 

As a teacher of medical science and 
as a distinguished practicing physician, 
she has given wise counsel and a 
challenging example to many young 
women preparing for the medical 
profession. Her warm humanity, her 
scientific competence, and her serene 
dignity have contributed much to the 
high esteem in which many women are 
now held in the medical world. 

It is my pleasure, Mr. President, to 
represent the faculty of Queens Col- 
lege in presenting to you CONNIE 
MYERS GUION for the honorary 

President Walker replied as fol- 

tinguished scholar in the fields of 
chemistry and medicine, teacher, 
research worker, healer of the sick, 
friend and counselor of thousands, 
diligent worker for the good of your 
city and nation, it is my pleasure on 
the recommendation of the faculty of 
Queens College and by virtue of the 
authority vested in me by the Board of 
Trustees, to confer upon you the hon- 
orary degree DOCTOR OF SCIENCE 
with all the rights and privileges per- 
taining to that degree. 

Alice Barnes, '57, playing at the first 
Benefit Recital in Manson 

Plans Begun For 
Memorial Chapel 

The Sweet Briar Memorial Chapel 
Committee, headed by Gertrude Dally 
Massie, '22g, of Rye, New York, has 
been active. In conjunction with the 
Music Department, it is sponsoring a 
series of Sunday recitals this spring 
in Manson as benefits for the Me- 
morial Chapel Fund. Aided by 
Vice - Chairmen Florence Freeman 
Fowler, '19g, of Bronxville, N. Y., 
and Margaret Cramer Crane, '27g, of 
Stamford, Conn., Mrs. Massie sent a 
letter this month to all former mem- 
bers of the Choir, inviting them to 
attend these benefit recitals, outlining 
the committee's plans, and urging 
their support in seeking funds for a 
Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Massie was 
on hand for the first recital, March 
17, and described her committee's 
plans to the audience: 

"There will be no high pressure 
solicitation of anyone by anyone. We 
want to think of our chapel as a Me- 
morial Chapel, built and furnished by 
gifts, small as well as large, offered 
freely by alumnae, faculty and staff, 
students, members of the Board of 
Overseers, and other friends of the 
college in memory of their families, 
relatives, teachers and friends. We 
want e\'ery part of the chapel to be 
a memorial. Each gift will be record- 
ed in a Memorial Book, and by a 
memorial inscription in the chapel. 

"But before we can think of the 
furnishings there must be many gifts 
for the foundations of the building, 
as well as for the bricks and mortar. 
The raising of these necessary funds 
could be quite a simple matter if 
(and it is a very important word) 
every single one of us who belongs 
to Sweet Briar and who believes in 
Sweet Briar support the project. 

"Apart from your support in the 
form of memorial gifts, however, here 
are three requests that I wish to make; 

1. Will you think about the chapel 

2. Will you talk about the chapel 
whenever and wherever you can .■* 

3. Above all, will you pray for the 

Two other recitals in this series 
will be given by music majors, Jane 
Fitzgerald and Carolyn Westfall. A 
final concert by faculty and students, 
will be heard on May 16. 


Alumnae News 

Why Can't You Grow Wheat ? 

h\ F.vuRAKi) Mi:adi-: 

The fo/lou/iig teller was received by Evelyn W^illidnis Tiiriih/ill, pdsl 
preiideiil of ihe Sweet Briar Alininiae Club of Churlollesville, Vd. 
Mr. Meade, formerly associaled wilh Young ami Ruhiiai// Adverlisiiig 
Agency in New York Cily, several years ago moved lo Charlollewille, 
where he now lectures al the University of Virgin/, i. 

DccLinlxr 26, 1956 
(;ii.irlottes\ille, Virtjinia 

Virginia and I lia\e bi-en Intend- 
ing to write you about Betty's reaction 
to Sweet Briar, which of course de- 
termines our own reaction. Since you 
were kind enough to say a good word 
for her last fall we are happy to report 
to you that we love it. 

My own reactions are probably those 
of a typical father who remembers the 
place from his University days and is 
baffled to find himself old enough to 
have a daughter there. I knew I was 
hooked from the minute we turned off 
the highway and w,.-re welcomed by a 
cardboard bear. There we were in the 
loaded station wagon (Betty took 
everything to college but the boxwood 
bushes), all three of us feeling like 
babes in the woods. In no time at all 
Betty's big sister had welcomed us 
with a smile that made me stop caring 
where the second semester tuition was 
coming from. 

A cordial first impression is one 
thing. Presumably any girls' college 
can put its best foot forward when th; 
parents are around. The real test of 
course is the first semester after work 
is under way. It is not always easy to 
learn how one's daughter is getting 
along schola.stically when all her let- 
ters home are filled with requests for 
stamps, combs, stationery, cookies, and 
aluminum bobbypins. Nor is there too 
much to be learned from football 
weekends. In spite of great expecta- 
tions on our part, there was little com- 
munication between Betty and our- 
selves on her visits this fall. She 
whizzed through the house leaving 
vapor trails, an occasional pair of red 
shoes, and a scrawled note chat she 
would be at the Deke Hous:-. On her 
three "overnights " she brought home 
other girls equally jet-propelled and 
night blooming — each a perfect little 
lady with charming manners and a 
slight head cold. 

■^'et the watchful parental eye can 

detect changes — for the better. An 
increased poise, an increased awareness 
of painting, music, and current e\ents. 
These changes reveal themselves in the 
late morning coffee sessions, post- 
scripts of letters, and on trips along 
the Lynchburg Road when the family 
Chev\y does shuttle service. 

Parents' Day added further enlight- 
enment. We attended classes, met 
teachers, tried to look neat and not 
ask questions that would blight Betty's 
future career at Sweet Briar. 'We were 
greeted by the President who was as 
far from a cardboard bear as you'd 
want to meet, but continued the little 
bear's initial gesture of welcome in 
her own gracious manner. 

I suppose this is as good a place as 
any to make a confession about my 
own activities on Parents' Day. I 
didn't run the full course. I folded 
about mid-afternoon, and in so doing, 
established what I certainly hope is a 
first-and-last for Grammer Dormitory. 
I barricaded Betty's door (her room- 
mate being away) and took a nap, fit- 
fully broken by dreams of being ar- 
rested and thrown in a perfumed brig. 

Aside from Parents' Day we ha\e 
forced ourselves to stay away, realizing 
that Betty would be at a disadvantage 
in her development of true college in- 
dependence if her parents turned up 
every five minutes with a fruit cake 
and a pan of home cooked biscuits. 
In this connection, there seems less 
need for Care Packages at Sweet Briar 
than most other colleges. Betty likes 
the food and has gained eight pounds. 

Naturally a candid appraisal of a 
college cannot be all sweetness and 
light. I respectfully submit a com- 
plaint. What makes somebody over 
there think my daughter can play la- 
crosse! This child can't play Old 
Maids without spraining her wrist I 
Do they want to kill my stumblefoot 
offspring? And would they like to 
know why she didn't take dancing 
instead.-" Because the boy she is going 
with at the University is on the la- 

Everard Meade is confronted with hidden 

costs by his daughter, Betty, on his visit 

to Sweet Briar College 

crosse team and she wants to talk to 
him in his own language. Could you 
use your influence to get her switched 
to the Freshman knitting squad? 

In typical male fashion I have run 
on about a father's reaction. What 
about the new Sweet Briar girl and 
her mother? (A Saint Anne's - Mary 
Baldwin grad of infinite charm and a 
will ot solid brass) Virginia is chief 
of the Home Supply Corps, and in this 
role she is in receipt of a steady stream 
of requests for the bobbypins men- 
tioned — plus a list of other items puz- 
zling to the male. A continuous con- 
test goes on between mother and child. 
This game is called: \\"hy don't you 
answer my questions? It is played 
thus: Virginia writes, "How are you 
getting on in French? Would you like 
me to send over the French records? 
I don't understand why you are the 
only member of the Freshman botany 
class who can't grow wheat. Why 
can't you grow wheat? " 

To which Betty replies: "What hap- 
pened to the shoes I asked you to have 
half -soled?" 

The high point of the fall season 
may not properly belong in a letter of 
appreciation on Sweet Briar. But, as 
an alumna, you might find it strikes 
a nostalgic note. I refer to the ancient 
festival of Thanksgiving — the historic 
time when all the Indians and the Pil- 
grims gathered in the lobby of the 
Biltmore Hotel and gave thanks for 
their preser\ation. Following this cus- 
tom, as you may recall, the college 
boys and girls of today meet in the 

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very same plate. Betty was no excep- 
tion. Nor, presumably, were the tribu- 
lations that attended her pilgrimage. 
First she bought a railroad ticket out 
of the tattered remains of her allow- 
ance. Next she lost it. Next she 
called long distance for help. Her 
mother, who is not a woman to take 
a lost ticket lying down, sprang to the 
phone (we were in New York at the 
time) and accomplished the miracle 
of getting somebody to promise a 
replacement. I met the train on which 
Betty and h^-r Sweet Briar friends ar- 
rived. Please don't think this was the 
train they were expected on. They 
missed that train, and, as is most nat- 
ural, waited a couple of hours in the 
rain. When they did come, it was 
thre; in the morning. Betty and I 
arrived in the lobby of the Roosevelt 
Hotel (the Biltmore having reached 
its limit of crinoline) to find the palace 
packed with happy little monsters 
screaming greetings, and college cheers 
in a healthy fashion. Betty joined the 
throng and Dad withdrew to meditate 
elsewhere on the glories of being a 
Sweet Briar father. 

The three days that followed were 
a blast, whatever that means. We re- 
ceived a post card from Eddie Con- 
don's, which seems to be a downtown 
branch of the Metropolitan Opiera 
dedicated to the study of American 
jazz. Other cultural high spots re- 
ported on were Lindy's restaurant and 
the Stork Club. Although the total 
count may not be in, the present list 
of items lost includes a pair of gloves, 
a scarf, and a Princeton boy with 

Now the first session is over and 
Betty is home for the holidays. The 
phone hasn't been on its hook for 
days. As a family we are cut off from 
the outside world, except for an occa- 
sional homing pigeon that gets 
through. Red shoes and strapless bras 
litter her room. Virginia's bobbypins 
have vanished like the summer locusts. 
We eat our meals with victrola accom- 
paniment, adjusting our intake of food 
to Beethoven and Satchmo — with an 
occasional Frenchwoman wailing the 
blues in the background. We are 
quizzed about the Suez situation, about 
medieval history, plant life and 
Shakespeare. It's ghastly and we 
love it. 

Our child is a long-legged left- 
handed girl whom we still look upon 

as the pudgy baby who used to hide 
her pablum in her cheeks. It seems to 
be her fate and ours for her to become 
a grown woman in spite of anything 
we can do. Suffice it to say that we 
can't conceive of a better college for 
this change to take place than Sweet 
Briar. We think it's great! 


EvERARD W. Meade 
Mrs. Knox Turiibull 
Shadwell, Virginia 


(Continued from pdge 3) 
dine there comfortably, hence there 
are two walnut tables forming a sepa- 
rated T. On the longest wall two 
walnut sideboards are made more im- 
pressive by a design of suspended 
shelves on which pleasant plates, 
bowls, and glass from the cellar of 
Sweet Briar House are arranged. 

During the last mad rush of instal- 
lation and final paint touching up, 
when tempers are tried to the breaking 
point, one expects criticism to be 
sharply expressed by at least half the 
people involved. One is steeled 
against the shocked reaction to any 
new solution of a familiar problem. 
As we put William Bland Dew Hall 
together last September, I did not hear 
one word of protest. It may mean only 
that manners are bc-tter at Sweet Briar 
than elsewhere, but I like to think that 
the people who live in it, and who 
look at it every day, like it as well as 
I do. 


(onl'iniied fro/// page ^ ) 
ated. It was a matter of days, then 
hours, until the first students arrived. 
Mrs. Hatfijld and Miss Voelcker came 
down, joining Mr, Hutchins, Mr. 
Berry, and most of the members of 
the decorating committee to spend the 
last day at hard manual labor. All of 
Ihe college's carpenters and electri- 
cians were assembling, testing, con- 
necting, rewiring. Mr. Hoilman was 
a walking tool-chest, and expert with 
them all. Mr. Daniel seemingly spent 
his day on his hands and knees screw- 
ing legs to furniture or assembling re- 
calcitrant pieces. In the parlor the 
painter was applying a last coat of 
paint to the facing around the fire- 
place and the stone mason was laying 

the stone flooring while the rug was 
being put down, the curtains hung 
and the rest of the furniture arranged. 
During all of this, anywhere, and at 
any time of the day or night, Mrs. 
Pannell could be found inspecting, en- 
couraging workmen or consulting with 
foremen or contractors. 

Fifty members of the college's 
Lynchburg - Amherst Development 
Committee had been invited for din- 
ner at Sweet Briar House and were to 
be the first visitors to the new dormi- 
tory on the evening before the first 
students arrived. Ten minutes before 
they arrived Mrs. Hatfield and the 
Decorating Committee, damp, dirty 
and exhausted, staggered out the front 
door. Everything was in place, flowers 
graced the table, soft lamp light 
bathed the rooms. Curtain ! Lights ! 


(ontjnued from page } ) 

Even nervous systems shattered by 
the bells recover miraculously over a 
cigarette in the lounge. The slip back 
chairs and kitchenette provide the 
superb blend of modernity and domes- 
ticity. The acme of comfort may be 
experienced in the attractively fur- 
nished recreation room, named in 
memory of Emily Bowen. This is a 
spacious area which serves all members 
of the community as a meeting place. 
When you enter the Emily Bowen 
Room, keep your powder dry and be 
prepared for anything, from a quiet 
game of bridge or a gay conversation 
with beaux to a tea complete with sil- 
ver service. 

And if all your subterfuges are un- 
availing, do not be distressed when 
you are drafted into the kitchen detail, 
for you will find this delightful kitch- 
en unlike any you have ever seen, and 
working in it will be a joy forever. 

The possibility of being called 
simultan;ously on two phones on the 
same hall has revived many a deflated 
ego. The vibrancy of the colors, the 
freshness of the rooms and the beauty 
of the well-designed furniture create 
a setting which cannot be rivaled by 
the more traditional pastels and creak- 
ing equipment in some other resi- 
dences. The ultimate feature of an 
elevator, though not on the approved 
list for students, lends an air of dis- 

Yes, life can be beautiful — if you 
live in Dew Dormitory. 


Ahanncie News 

Student Assesses 
Stolhtnan's ^Story* 

by Jane Pincknky, '57 

"QWEET BRIAR," said the presi- 

dent of another college to Miss 
Benedict, "What a name! I would as 
soon have a diploma from Lily-of-the- 
Valley College!" (p. 88) All of us 
who have lived and studied in the red 
brick buildings and visited the old 
plantation house where Daisy Wil- 
liams grew up know that Sweet Briar 
is the only possible name for our col- 

Other names that have been fami- 
liar to fifty years of Sweet Briar stu- 
dents convey little meaning to most 
of us here now. We have lived in 
Grammer, Reid, Manson, Randolph, 
Gray and Carson Dormitories, at- 
tended class in Fletcher, studied in the 
Mary Helen Cochran Library and even 
paid occasional visits to the Mary Har- 
ley Intirmary. This fall we returned 
to si-e the lovely new William Bland 
Dew Dormitory. Most of us know 
that Elijah Fletcher was Daisy Wil- 
liams' grandfather, but the other 
names mean simply buildings. 

This morning I sat in the Browsing 
Room of the Mary Helen Cochran 
Library and read Martha Lou Lemmon 
Stohlman's The Slory of Sweet Bihir 
College. I looked up at the portrait 
of Mary Helen Cochran, and suddenly 
the name meant more than just the 
library. Her son Mr. Fergus Reid 
served for thirty-six years as a member 
ot the board, giving much time and 
money to the college. How lucky we 
are that he chose to remember his 
mother by giving us a library. 

1 thought how appropriate it was 
that the dormitory named for Mr. 
Reid should be next to that named 
for the member of the first board of 
directors who had recruited Mr. Reid 
for Sweet Briar, the Rev. Dr. Carl E. 

Walking back to Gray I realized 
that it recalls Mrs. Williams' rector, 
the Rev. Mr. Arthur Gray of Ascen- 
sion Church in Amherst. He was one 
of the original trustees of Mrs. Wil- 
liams' estate. I could picture him 
meeting at St. Paul's Church in Lynch- 
burg with the Rev. Mr. Theodore Car- 
son, its rector, and with Bishop Alfred 
MagiU Randolph of the diocese of 
southern Virginia. 

The buildings bearing their names 
stand here today because these men 
followed Indiana Fletcher Williams' 
instruction to: 

Procure the incorporation ... of 
"Sweet Briar institute" ... It 
shall be the general scope and 
object of the school to impart to 
its students such education in 
sound learning, and such physi- 
cal, moral and religious training 
as shall, in the judgment of the 
director, best fit them to be use- 
ful members of society, (p. 39) 
Waiting in Manson for chapel to 
begin, I wondered if Mr. Nathaniel 
Clayton Manson, who filled the va- 
cancy on the board left when Mr. 
Carson died in 1903, could learn the 
name of every student today as he did 
m the early days of the college. 

Our new dormitory has so many 
conveniences, including the pretty 
lounge, the private dining room, two 
kitchens and numerous student offices, 
that the nam;- Dew seems perfectly 
suited to it. 

Hearing the whistle of the 1:19 
train, I recalled the comment of Dr. 
Mary Harley, "That's the only thing 
that makes me know I'm not in Eden." 
(p. 73) How different the infirmary 
named for her is from her original 
domain in Sweet Briar House when 
she became the first college physician. 
At convocations we often hear the 

names of the first two presidents of 
Sweet Briar, but our only associations 
with the names are the honors they 
carry. Reading how Mary Kendrick 
Benedict assembled the first faculty, 
enrolled their students and kept the 
physical, academic and social life of 
the college going for the first ten 
years, I realized why the .scholarship 
bearing her name is given to a student 
showing a purpose for ser\ice. 

The highest ranking member of 
each class is named the Emilie Watts 
McVea Scholar in honor of the second 

Other names in the story were 
already familiar. Many of the faculty 
mentioned are still here. Mrs. Mary 
Ely Lyman introduced Miss Martha B. 
Lucas this fall when she delivered the 
Lyman Lecture. Miss Meta Glass 
often comes down from Charlottes- 
ville, and as we all know, Mrs. Pan- 
nell still manages to do things like 
eating with the student waitresses and 
writing notes of congratulations to all 
those on the Dean's List. Some day, 
perhaps the new buildings will recall 
these people to our alumnae daughters. 
From the first. Sweet Briar has been 
a close unit, and even now we know 
most of our fellow-students by name. 
What a kinship we who love Sweet 
Briar can now feel with those who 
have loved it in the past. "Sweet 
Briar .^ What a beautiful name!" 

Phtiin />> Minhi trin Bttiirn, 
Mr. Carroll Henson delivers the first Iruckload of "The History of Sweet Briar College" to 
the Alumnae Secretary as Mr. Peter Daniel, Treasurer and Assl. to the President, looks on. 

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Briar Patches 

by Elizabeth Johnston. ''>9 


_ ilGHrST elective office at Sweet 
Briar goes to alumnae daughter. June 
Berguido of Havertord, Pa., daughter 
of Marion jayiie Berguido, '28g, was 
recently elected president of the Stu- 
dent Government Association for 
19T7-58. Dorothy Woods of Char- 
lottesville, Va., will serve as chairman 
of the Judicial Board. 

June, house president of Randolph 
thi's year, was a member of the Judicial 
Board her sophomore year. A member 
of Tau Phi and Q. V., she has beeri 
on the Dean's List several times and 
has received Freshman and Junior 

Other alumnae daughters elected 
to Student Government offices include 
Winnie Leigh, Maude Winborne, S^, 
senior member of the Judicial Board. 
Claire Cannon, Cordelia Penn, ■34g, 
senior house president; and Brownie 
Lee, Rebekah Strode, ■34g, sophomore 
house president. Mary Lane Bryan, 
Ellen Newell, '26, is the new vice- 
president of the Y.W.C.A. 

was announced recently. Robert Col- 
lege for men was the first American 
college established overseas. 

Mr. Massie is chief executive officer 
and chairman of the board of the New 
York Trust Company, and is well 
known in both the insurance and bank- 
ing worlds. He is a member of the 
Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar 
College, and is a trustee of Columbia 

Gilbert and Sullivan's lolcinthe 
was presented March 7, 8, and 9 by 
Paint and Patches and the Choir. The 
cast included members of the faculty 
as well as students from Sweet Briar 
and Lynchburg College. The audience 
was highly appreciative of the humor- 
ous characterizations, especially those 
by Mr. John Detmold, Director of 
De\elopment, who played the Lord 
Chancellor, and Mr. Noble Gilpin and 
Mr. Ben Reid, two of the nobles. Mr. 
Gilpin is a member of the Music 
Department and Mr. Reid of the 
English Department. Nancy Godwin, 
a senior from Petersburg, took the part 
of lolanthe. 

OWEET briar was privileged this 
year in ha\ ing doubly good leadership 
for its Annual Religious Conference 
(formerly Religious Emphasis Week) : 
Dr. and Mrs. Langdon B. Gilkey of 
Vanderbilt Divinity School. 

The theme for the conference, 
which was held on February 17th 
through I9th, was "Decision in Di- 
lemma, " and Dr. Gilkey's three formal 
addresses helped to give us a basis for 
Christian decision in campus and per- 
sonal life as well as in world affairs. 
The informal discussions brought 
forth many pressing problems and 
Dr. Gilkey was so helpful and under- 
standing in dealing with them that 
everyone was loath to leave when the 
time came. 

Mrs. Gilkey (Dot Bottom, '49) also 
conducted one discussion group in 
^■hich .she prepared us for the deci- 
sions we will have to make after grad- 
uation and warned especially against 
letting jobs, marriage, or hum-drum 
daily duties distract us from building 
on the sound liberal arts background 
w; have received at Sweet Briar. 

It was in all a very successful con- 
ference as student participation proved, 
and was enjoyable for everyone in 
bringing the Gilkeys back to Sweet 
Briar again. It serves as one more 
proof that our alumnae show "good 
taste and judgment" both in choosing 
husbands and in devoloping their own 

Among tlu- nine seniors initiated 
into Phi Beta Kappa on February 26 
were two alumnae daughters: Jane 
Best, daughter of Jane Lee, '23g, Fre- 
mont, N. C, and Jane Pinckney, 
daughter of Charlotte Kent, '31g, 
Richmond. Also honored with elec- 
tion to this society were Carter Don- 
nan, Roanoke, Va., Elaine Kimball, 
Lake Charles, La., Margaret Liebert, 
Richmond, Va., Emma Matheson, 
Alexandria, Va., Nannette McBurney, 
Bronxville, N. Y., Carroll WeitZL-l, 
Aiken, S. C, and Mary Anne Wilson, 
C;hattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Lily Ross 
Taylor, former Dean of the Graduate 
School at Bryn Mawr, gave the Phi 
Beta Kappa lecture on "Ad\'entures in 
Scholarship. " 

X HE election of Adrian M. Massie 
as a member of the board of trustees 
of Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, 

Dr. Langdon B. Gilkey and his wile. Dot Bottom Gilkey. 49g. talking with students in 
the parlor at Dew Dormitory during the Annual Religious Conference. 


Alinuniie Nctrt 



Secretjry: Marion Peele, 602 Fairfax Ave- 
nue, Norfolk 7, Va. 

In the absence of news items of our 
group, I aril just sending you a word of 
enthusiastic appreciation of Dr. Connie 
Guion's tribute to Miss Benedict in the 
little booklet so thoughtfully prepared and 
sent out by the Alumnae Otficc; no doubt 
you ha\c received it by this time. 'I'ou will 
agree. I believe, that this account reads like 
a fascinating stor)', but better than that, it 
is true and it is one in which you had your 
own experience with one of those "most 
unforgettable characters" whom few are 
privileged to know in a lifetime. 

Dr. Connie has had countless awards and 
honors for her amazing accomplishments in 
her profession and in other fields. However, 
for this warm and moving personal history 
of Miss Benedict durini' those early years 
of the establishment of the college, each of 
us I'm sure would love to add another to 
her honors. 

We who find this so compelling a story 
will have after reading it a deeper under- 
standing of the day-to-day life of Miss Ben- 
edict. She ardently and steadfastly carried 
on the broad plans and work of the college 
while at the same time with patience and 
wisdom she included every sub-freshman, 
academy-ite, and special in the fullness of 
her interest and affection. Thanks are due 
so many of you, too, for your warm and 
often instant response to her and to the 
scholarship that is a living tribute to her. 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Nan Powell Hodges. 'lOq, writes: "I am 
thrilled over the book!" 

Eugenia Griifin Burnett, 'lOg, our first 
alumna on the Board of Directors has writ- 
ten, "I can delay no longer in telling you 
how really thrilled I am over the History of 
Sweet Briar College. Eugenia, my daugh- 
ter, used the word 'thrilled' too. . . . The 
foreword is excellent, as is Julia's intro- 
duction. And isn't the format lovely! I ex- 
pected a fine book, but not such a truly 
splendid one, , , , I very much like Martha 
Lou's style of writing, , , , " 


Presiileni: Elizabeth Franke (Mrs. Kent 
Balls), 304 Meridian Street, West Lafay- 
ette, Ind, 

Secretary: Mary Pinkerton (Mrs. James 
Kerr), 536^A Carnarvon Drive, Norfolk 2, 

Fund Agent: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clarence 
Rogers), 205 Beverley Road, N.E.. Atlanta, 

A note from our president, Bessie Fi^inke 
Balls, says she and her husband plan to go 
back to California. They will take a trip to 
Japan and other parts of the Orient. We 

Acad, riiiiiiy Mdckall 

Acad. Marie Ahrams Lawson, 
June 13, 1956 

1922 Clarita Nonis Blacker, 
.spring, 1955 

1928 Katherine Page, spring, 1956 

1928 Clarissa Ellis, August, 1956 

1936 Y\onne Dekker Boomsliter, 
June 13, 1956, 

1938 Marion Aldrlyn Zimmerman, 
summer, 1956 

hope she'll have time to send us an account 
of her travels and we'll be looking forward 
to meeting her at Sweet Briar when she 

This leads to the subject of our next 
reunion. It was my understanding, as well 
as that of Sue Slaughter (please correct me 
if I am wrong), that, on account of the 
anniversary celebration of 1956, we would 
not try for a regular class reunion again 
until the fiftieth in 1963. 

Sue Slaughter could not attend the Sweet 
Briar luncheon at the Norfolk Yacht and 
Country Club, December 28th, but I met 
there other friends from Norfolk and Sweet 
Briar, Louise Hooper Ewell, Frances Miir- 
rell Rickards, Marjorie Couper Prince, and 
Delia Pjge Cason. 

A letter from Linda Wright says she has 
heard from Dorothy Su:in Lent and Doro- 
thy Peckirdl Cremer. Linda writes, "I 
taught piano and appreciation of music at 
home in Jersey City for several years after 
finishing my music study in New York. 
Then I was ordered to California for the 
climate, and here I have been ever since, 
except for visits to my family in the sum- 
mers . . . My sister Ethel is living with me. 
We have an adorable little house, only 
three blocks from the ocean. L'ntil four 
years ago, I had classes in music apprecia- 
tion and taught piano in La Jolla. Then 1 
gave up my studio. How I would love to 
see Sweet Briar again ... I still have a 
love for the college and the beautiful coun- 
try in the foothills of the Blue Ridge." 
Linda is again doing some teaching. I'll 
repeat her address, in case some of you 
missed it last time: 7118 La Jolla Boule- 
vard, La Jolla, Calif. 

1 am glad to hear from Rebecca ]\"hile 
Faesch. She lives at 502 Essex Ave., Chevy 
Chase 15, Md. The Alumnae Office has sent 
me a recent address for Jean Staples. It is 
c/o Mrs. R. O. Frost, R. F. D. Congora 
Farms, Brockport, N. Y. My latest address 
for Lucille MjnhJl Boethelt is 15 Hollen- 
back Lane, Orlando, Fla. 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Elizabeth Franke Balls, '13. writes: "I 
enjoyed it very much, , , , It is an excel- 
lent presentation, , , . " 


Fund Agent: Antoinette Camp (Mrs, 
James M. Hagood), 16 Legare St., Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

On leaving Sweet Briar in 16, not one 
thought was given to a ioth Reunion, but 
quickly ( ;■ ) it was upon us before all of 
us could become grandmothers. Margaret 
Bannister and Rachel Furbush Wood 
planned it enthusiastically. Connie Rii\sell 
Chamberlain and Louise Bennett Lord were 
coming. Becky Sloiil Hoover would surely 
be there and Ellen How/ton Christian could 
hardly wait. 

After flying through an electrical storm, 
driving with Jane Henderson in pouring 
rain, we were met by Ban and Rachel. The 
others couldn't make it, alas — but the nos- 
talgic charm of Sweet Briar was soon upon 
us, and we reverted to those carefree days — 
before families, budgets or income taxes — 
and entered into the splendid program of 
events given for Sweet Briar's 50th Anni- 
versary, under the able, charming guidance 
of Mrs. Pannell. 

Bertha Pfister Wailes entertained us de- 
lightfully at supper — in lieu of the usual 
picnic; Flo Fowler produced Slept 
of Reunion, highlighting our never chang- 
ing Dr. Guion; we revisited "all the old 
familiar places, " admired the handsome 
Sweet Briar tulips which lasted and lasted 
after a journey from Rochester; had tea in 
several attractive homes on Faculty Row; 
swelled with pride at all the honor students 
and the announcement of the scholarship 
honoring Dr. Rollins; and talked endlessly. 

Marion Peele summed it all up in her 
letter: "Wasn't Sweet Briar beautiful? I 
thought I could hardly bear its early morn- 
ing freshness and the sun on the boxwood 
that brings out that special Sweet Briar 
sweetness. Isn't it typical of the place that 
Helen McMahon would get up early Sun- 
day morning to pick fresh wild strawberries 
for Dr. Connie Guion's breakfast.' I could 
almost sec Martha Darden putting rose- 
leaves in Miss Benedict's bath when she 
came to visit !" 

I left after Mrs. Pannell's luncheon in 
Boxwood Gardens, content that Sweet Briar 
would go on and on for many more re- 
unions, but I had to hurry to Virginia 
Beach to see my grandchildren, whose 
mother, Anne Coote Gilliam, was in the 
class of '40 — then home to my grandson, 
whose mother, Dcrrill M.nb.ini Hagood, 
was in the class of 1955, and his maternal 
grandmother, Marion T.iber Maybank, May 
9ueen in '28, We're a real Sweet Briar 
family, you see, and that's why I believe 
in its future. How many grands have you,* 
Antoinette Cami- Hagood, '16 

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President: Cornelia Carroll (Mrs. K. N. 
Gardner). Yorktown. Va. 
Secretary: ESTHER TuRK (Mrs. H. H. 
Hemmings), 230 W. 79th Street, New 
York 24, N. Y. 

Fund Ageni: Vivienne Barkalovc (Mrs. 
Stanley K. Hornbeck), 2139 Wyoming 
Ave.. N. >X'., Washington 8, D. C. 

I did not get too many replies to my last 
appeal for news, but what did come was 
good. Even Mary Reed who reported a 
badly sprained left wrist was congratulating 
herself on having the right one available 
to deal with the inevitable Christmas rush. 
I was delighted to get a card from Iloe 
Bowers Joel even if she did not include 
any special news. How about more next 
time — "line upon line, precept upon pre- 
cept, here a little and there a little." Cor- 
nelia C.irrol! Gardner reports that she is 
well and busy. Elanette SulliU Marks cer- 
tainly keeps moving. She writes. "I never had 
any children, but the dear 'old people' of 
my family have been my special charge. The 
death of the last of them, a beloved aunt, 
leaves me quite alone now. I spend my 
summer in Michigan, fall in Chicago and 
the rest of the year in Arizona, where I 
paint like mad most of the time. Since my 
paintings have really begun to sell, what 
started as a hobby is turning into a career." 
Elanette. however, will soon have a rival, 
because Cilia Guggenhe'imer Nusbaum has 
also begun an artistic career. She says she 
always wanted to take art classes and finally 
got around to doing it. Now she has pro- 
duced several water colors and an oil paint- 
ing. I am quite abashed but will cling to 
the certainty that the world owes me a debt 
of gratitude as long as I do not take up 
art and music. Perhaps providence has ack- 
nowledged the debt, for all my family are 
thriving. The three elder boys are doin.g 
very well in their work with desirable pro- 
motions, etc.; t%vo grandchildren flourish 
loudly. Anthony the fourth had the amaz- 
ing luck to be ordered to England. He has 
hoped for that ever since he went into the 
Air Force Police, but got even more than 
he hoped, as he is posted to an R.A.F. base 
near Oxford, which is more interesting for 
him than an American base. He will be 
quite surrounded by members of my family, 
most of whom he knows, and only about 50 
miles from his sister, Pamela, who is hav- 
ing the time of her life at Berkhamstead 
School. It is strenuous, but that suits her. 
Going over on the Briunnic. she practically 
lived in the gym and the swimming pool. 
She always appeared at meals very demure 
in skirts, but the rest of the time it was 
shorts and long bare legs. She is a fine ath- 
lete and can sing. How did I ever acquire a 
daughter like that. She lives with an Eng- 
lish army family, just around the corner 
from one of my cousins. She pointed out 
that they could lean out of their windows 
and communicate by smoke signal. Every- 
body said she would be homesick, but she 
never was and she had a riotous time going 
to the theatre a lot, to say nothing of the 
Twelfth Night Ball. What more could one 
want at fifteen? The other boy is equally 
happy at Cornell, where he has collected 
his numerals for track. Owing to meets and 
vacations, he appears and disappears like 
the Cheshire Cat and I still seem to spend 

a great deal of time cooking meals at 
weirdly incompatible hours. 


Preside!!!. FLORENCE Freeman (Mrs. Ge- 
rard S. Fowler), 140 Elsmere Rd.. Bronx- 
ville 8, N. Y. 

Secretary: Elizabeth Carrington Eggles- 
TON. Hampden-Sydney. Va. 
Fund Agent: Caroline Sharpe (Mrs. 
Marion S. Sanders). '5S'i Union St., Wythe- 
ville, Va. 

Dear Classmates: 

If "half a loaf is better than none," then 
maybe my few crumbs of news arc better 
than no news at all. 

Classmates from way back when — some 
who were at Sweet Briar only one year! — 
have been grand about sending a letter or 
brief note, which makes me feel as if I am 
not just shooting arrows into the air. The 
nctes are greatly appreciated, and make my 
job much pleasanter. 

My news crumbs will start with Eliza- 
beth Eggleston. She returned to Sweet Briar 
in June, but so late and briefly that her 
"portrait" did not appear with Flo's and 
iiiine posed on Reid Hall steps. In July on 
a trip to Farm\ille. my husband and I kid- 
napped her and took her to Williamsburg 
to see the pageant. "The Common Glory." 
We had hoped to go on to North Carolina 
to see "The Lost Colony." but something 
happened and that plan fell apart. But we 
did see Nan Poirell Hodges' lovely new 
house, and sat out a torrent of rain as we 
chatted there. 

Isabel Wood Holt and Isabel Luke Witt 
also bobbed in and out all too briefly in 
June at Commencement. My visit with Airs. 
Dew in her apartment o\er in Amherst is 
always one of my greatest pleasures when I 
return to Sweet Briar. 

Two freshman year classmates who lived 
in Manson have written me. Jane Byrd 
Ruffin Henry lives in Norfolk, and says that 
this is the first time in years that "there is 
no niece or young cousin at S. B." She has 
granddaughters that she hopes will be 
there someday. Also she was good enough 
to suggest that I look her up. if I go to 
the Jamestown Festival next year. Yes, 
\eriiy, here's hoping on my part. 

Alma Treietl Gerber lives in Illinois but 
goes to Florida in winter. She wrote back 
to ask whether there was a Sweet Briar Day 
meeting in December near Miami. That 
showed such real and lively interest that I 
hated to have to tell her no. How about a 
winter get-together in Florida for these mi- 
gratory birds .-■ 

Here and now I want to broadcast an 
appeal for Dorothy NX'allace's address. Any- 
body know her whereabouts? My letters 
bounce back like rubber checks. 

Delia Mae Gilmore Gates forwarded a 
printed newsy letter about her family and 
her own activities, which are varied and 
strenuous enough to leave me panting and 
exhausted just thinking about them. Her 
experience with jury duty was a lulu. Jurj' 
awarded "accident victim money but made 
it impossible for him to collect! " You will 
be pleased and proud to know that "inde- 
pendent American womanhood " in the 
form of D. M. helped to get that rectified. 
She enclosed a snapshot of herself with a 
characteristically cheerful smile and peppy 

expression that was a pleasure to behold. 

Before Elizabeth adds her news items. I 
want to put in a dandy one about her. In 
the past few years she has been asked to 
read her poetry in Danville, Norfolk, Farm- 
ville, at colleges and Club meetings. One 
of her poems, "L'il 'Stracted." I can testify 
is most unusual and deeply appealing. 

Louise H.nmnond Skinner is in Palm 
Beach again this winter. I believe. Yoo-hoo, 
how about the rest of you? In the West if 
you haven't been dried up by drought, 
flooded or burned out, please let us know. 
The papers give us only the lurid news. 
Best wishes. 
Carrie Sbarpe Sanders, 

Fund Agent 

It was good of Carrie, busy with a mul- 
titude of household and community duties, 
to write the above. I would like to add one 
more news-crumb. Dorothy Nejl Smith has 
a fourth grand-baby, a little girl. 

I recently took lunch with Stella Gtcynn 
Waugh in Danville. We had many laughs 
over old times. She was president of the 
Freshman Class in 1918-19. the year the 
Sophomores, for some inexplicable reason, 
made them wear white aprons. I recall a 
disgusted visitor's remark: "Nothing but a 
rich girl's school; why. there were dozens 
of maids all over the place!" Stella has a 
pleasant covey of grand-daughters whom I 
hope she is readying for 'The Briar. Her 
own daughter — her portrait is most charm- 
ing — alas, went to Randolph-Macon. 
All good wishes. 



President: FLORENCE 'W^OELFEL. 2620 Lake- 
view Ave., Chicago 14, 111. 
Secretary: Florence Woelfel. 
Fund Agent: Rhoda Allen (Mrs. John S. 
Worden), 9 Hugenot Drive, Larchmont, 

Greetings to all and a bit of news from 
a few. A suggestion from the Committee 
on Decorating for our Class Gift — "a good 
picture or print for the large space over the 
mantlepiece"and I am taking the liberty of 
approving this suggestion. They will make 
the selection. 

Ophelia Short Seward writes how much 
she regretted not being with us last June — 
her daughter Susan had 4 years at S. B. 
which with joy that she was there also gave 
Ophelia the opportunity to "keep up" with 
the college and campus. Her daughter now 
has a part-time job in an architect's oflSce 
and is enjoying a gay time along with it. 
Susan's room-mate is married to Ida Mas- 
sie's son in Richmond and the stork recently 
made Ida a grandmother. 

Katherine Hai^tkins Baker's son is en- 
,ea,ged to a girl from Gadsden. Ala. Eunice 
Branch Hamilton lives here, where I visited 
a few years ago. and I had a card from her 
this Christmas. Ophelia saw Maylen Netrby 
Pearce in Pompano. Fla.. last year lookin,g 
wonderful. Am injecting a little news of 
others at S. B. with us although they were 
not in our Class. 

Lette A\cLeinore Matthews and her hus- 
band took "le grande tour" with friends 
and as we know Lette. they didn't miss a 
trick starting with the gay crossing on the 
Isle de France and on through eight coun- 
tries. It was a dream trip realized. On 


Alumnae News 

October 13th her younger daughter, Mar- 
garet, was married so Lette immediately 
was involved in wedding plans. Her older 
daughter has a darling 2'/l> year-old girl. 
Lette is busy with Garden Club and social 
activities — she sees Grace Merrick Touhy, 
Mattie Hjinmaiid Smith (her daughter 
Anne will be married in April), Florine 
Gilbi-rl Smith and Mary AicCu Deal quite 

Lette Shi/of' Dixon is doing a job she 
loves and is so interested in — Librarian at 
the Suftolk High School. Don't you know 
she "gives " a lot to those youngsters be- 
sides books — in fact the School Board sent 
her as representative to Founders' Day 
Round Table. Lette's children live within 
a short distance and the fun with her 
"small fry " keeps Lette young. 

Now to California — Hildegarde FLv/inr 
Monhof who lives in Altadena had a most 
glorious trip with her husband and son 
last summer to Paris to visit her sister. It 
kept her from Class Reunion and we missed 
her. They bought an old ranch in Napa 
Valley and will vacation there this month. 

"Shafe" ^X'adhams' husband recently re- 
tired and they have left for a 2 months 
trip to Mexico, where Mil Ellis Scales will 
join them. "Shafe" has so many interests 
and in many of them Chuck joins her — such 
as gardening and interest (above average) 
in world affairs — said she often gets in 
deep water and for "Shafe" that means fun ! 
The latter includes research and a paper on 

Emma Adams Kyle has been diligently 
working for the V. M. C. A. - Y. W. C. A. 
Building Fund for the West Hartford, 
Conn., Center. Her daughter has two boys 
and last summer they bought a charming 
Cape Cod home in Ridgewood, N. J. Emma 
and her husband joined them at Christmas. 
Emma accompanies her husband on some of 
his trips through the South and this time 
she will spend 2 weeks in Richmond with 
her sister. Soon Emma will be busy work- 
ing on the Flower Mart which her Garden 
Club exhibits in May. 

Oden Greer recently moved to the War- 
wick Hotel where she and her sister have 
taken an apartment, following the death of 
another sister. Our sympathy to you and 
happy to know that, although the move 
was a major change from your old home, 
you are becoming adjusted. Oden writes 
she continues with her painting. 

Fran Simpson Cartwright writes that her 
news is nihil — not even a new grandchild! 
You were a dear to send a note and when 
I come through Cincy en route to Hunting- 
ton I will surely see you. 

Shelley Rouse Aagesen's daughter Alice 
is a Junior at St. Catherine's in Richmond 
— getting nearer to Sweet Briar, we hope! 
Shelley is Registrar for the Colonial Dames 
of Michigan and last October attended the 
Biennial (Council in Washington. The An- 
tiques Forum is held every year in Wil- 
liamsburg, which was surely an attraction 
for Shelley. 

Francese Euns Ives had planned to be 
with us for Reunion but due to the illness 
of her mother she had to go to Texas. 
Francese has days and nights filled, with 
her position as Town Clerk in Montclair, 
N. J., and her devoted care nursing her 
mother. As Town Clerk she took the regis- 
tration of Frances R.iit] Wood, whose at- 
tractive daughter, I believe, is an S. B. gal 

too. After graduation from Princeton, Fran- 
cese's son went into the Naval Air Intelli- 
gence and is now at Moffet Field in Palo 

Florence Dowden Wood always writes of 
such interesting and fascinating activities. 
So glad to know you are recovering from an 
almost fatal auto accident of 2 years ago. 
She is now able to take up work again with 
her husband which includes writing papers 
and actually going on expeditions. 

Time and space are running out but will 
hurriedly mention a few of my own goings 
and comings — sometimes I wonder just 
where I am ! Last October flew to Mexico 
City with friends and motored out of there 
to Acapulco, Tasco, Cuernavaca, Fortin de 
las Flores, and many more of the charming 
places. Mexico has retained much of its old 
atmosphere, is now digging up some of its 
buried history and "manana" is still the 
word — except for the Toreador in the bull 
ring. It was fun to refresh my memory on 
Spanish and it is very helpful with natives 
and taxi drivers or bargaining at the mar- 
kets. I do hope to go back. 

Last Spring flew to Honolulu after a time 
in Pasadena. Yelena Grgiuh Prosch and her 
husband met us with leis and Honolulu 
hospitality. They live in Chicago but were 
on a holiday there. We found life in Ha- 
waii could be lazy or un-lazy and we par- 
ticipated in both. The islands have a charm 
and beautv, and one hops a plane like a bus 
to Kauai, Mauai or Hilo. After ten days of 
surf-boarding someone said, "Don't you 
know you can break your neck doing that," 
and, knowing my 35th reunion was on the 
horizon, I took up floating in on the waves. 
Flying back one engine conked out past 
the "Point of no Return " and the bump as 
we landed in San Francisco felt mighty 
good. Had a gay week there and then re- 
turned via beautiful Feather River 'Valley 
and the Colorado River. 

Spent Christmas in New York and Mary 
Munson was with me. Joined the West- 
chester group on the 28th and had visits 
with Rhoda and Fanny of our class and Flo 
Freeman Fowler and Gert Daily Massie, all 
of which Mary and I enjoyed so much. Had 
a treat when Gert and her daughter Adri- 
enne played a two-piano duet. Rhoda had 
been to Detroit for the christening of her 
granddaughter. Rhoda's husband is again 
very well, although they cannot be too 
active socially. We saw the hit shows in 
New York and were gay with friends. 

Spent last week end in St. Louis and 
stopped off for a visit with Mary Munson 
in Springfield — she is tempting me to return 
to S. B. in June for her Class Reunion — I 
tempt easy so, maybe. Just cancelled reser- 
vations for California but hope to get away 
in a couple of weeks and possibly Florida 
in April. Have been doing some work with 
the Chicago Horticultural Society and have 
enjoyed classes in Flower Arrangement. 
The Woman's College Board here, of 
which Sweet Briar is a member, had a most 
interesting Forum "Living with Education" 
with paper by the President of Sarah Law- 
rence, an outstanding psychiatrist of the 
Mayo Clinic, and a well-known Theatrical 
Producer. The approach to the subject was 
quite varied, as you can imagine. 

I've received no offers to take over this 
job and Im afraid I'm not doing the best 
on it. If no one wants to have the fun of 

writing you for news and waiting, waiting, 
waiting to hear from you, I'll try and carry 
on for another year. 


President: Elizabeth Huber (Mrs. Wm. 
Welch II), Sunset Rd., Laverock Hills, Pa. 
Secretary; Grizzelle Thomson, 1901 
Claremont Ave., Norfolk, Va. 
Fund Agent: Katherine Shenehdn (Mrs. 
Louis W. Child), 1814 Knox Ave., So., 
Minneapolis ■). Minn. 

Our 3'ith reunion comes up in June. 
Please, please plan to attend. You know 
that Virginia in early summer is still en- 
chanting. ^X'ouldn't a swim in the lake be 
fun ? Wonder if it is as muddy after a 
rain as it used to be? Sometimes you felt 
as if you were diving into solid ground. 
Remember how we had to swear to Dr. 
Harley that we had been taking cold show- 
ers all winter before she would let us dip 
in early in the spring? I can recall swim- 
ming as late as November one year and 
swimming is still my favorite sport. Then 
I can still feel how sore my ankles were 
the one and only time I have ever been on 
ice skates. That was the only time the lake 
was frozen hard enough for the sport while 
we were at college. 

Huber, just 35 years ago today we drove 
through piles of snow at mid-terms to 
spend the week-end at the Virginian. 
There I ran into a friend, Toft'y Hall, who 
fell head over heels for you. We went to 
see the movie, "The Four Horsemen of the 

In the fall of 1918 how lucky we were 
not to have any fatalities from the flu epi- 
demic. Recall how we filed out to the 
kitchen and helped ourselves sometimes to 
two and three desserts as we practiced self- 
service when so many maids were ill? And 
then the wonderful partj' the faculty gave 
us at Hallowe'en (the Refector)' was never 
more attractively decorated) to celebrate 
the end of the epidemic. The excitement of 
our celebration of the false Armistice Day 
by carr)'ing that enormous flag all around 
the campus still sticks in my memory. 

Kay Shenehon, think back to the day 
we sat in a tree down by the lake and de- 
cided we'd never swear again, only say 
"Oh. Balsom" if we were irritated. 

Was a May Day ever more beautiful 
than our first? The clapping rings in my 
ears now as we rejoiced when the sun came 
out on May Day Eve after days of rain. 
And of course we'll never forget "Every 
Freshie Has to Wear Little Aprons White 
and Fair." So in June come one and all 
and we'll really reminisce. If you cannot 
possibly make it. answer my cards and we'll 
have a complete record. 

Virginia Ransom said on her Christmas 
card that Morrcll Jones Gibson had just 
died after a long illness. How our heart 
goes out to her family. Of the thirty-three 
who graduated in 1922. Morrell is the sixth 
to leave us. Catherine Cook passed on in 
1942, Margaret Monk (Mrs. K. West, Jr.) 
in 1948, Margaret Mierke (Mrs. Gilbert 
Rossiter) in 19-10, Ruth Slater (Mrs. 
Walter Wilson) in 1945 and Amey Smythe 
in 1940. The following are listed as mis- 
sing: Isabclle Frank (Mrs. T. Sutherland). 
Elizabeth Schnorback (Mrs. M. Tackett), 
Lillias Shepherd (Mrs. T. Williamson) 

Spring 1957 


and Jeanne Henidel (Mrs. W. Hall). Of 
the 147 who started in 1918 we have 103 
known addresses, 11 deceased, 22 lost and 
1 1 removed from the list. 

Alice B.ibcock Simmons wished on her 
Christmas card that I was well and was not 
as grey-headed as she was. Jane Guignard 
is now Mrs. George Curry and still lives 
in Columbia, S. C. Casy Shenehon Child 
had a grand trip to Texas last winter. I 
told you about my wonderful visit with her 
two years ago. 

Elizabeth Hiiber Welch was at S. B. in 
October for two days as our reunion chair- 
man and was thrilled with everything and 
full of pride in our college. She plans to 
be back, of course, in June. Trot Walker 
had a fine time in Maine last August with 
two of her children. Stopped at Cape Por- 
poise one night and had lobster with Ruth 
Fisbf Steeger and Charlie. They were so 
hospitable that it was great fun being with 
them. Henrietta Anderson had hoped to 
.get to S. B. last year, but did not make 
it. I was so disappointed in not being able 
to reach her two years ago when I visited 

This is the first Christmas that I have 
failed to hear from Charlotte«.(; Hardy. 
My heart goes out to her and her husband, 
as their only son, Bobby, died two years ago 
at the age of 27 years from a cerebral 
hemorrhage. He was working at the time 
with the Watertown Arsenal as a physical 
metallurgist. The American Institute of 
Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum En- 
gineers has announced the establishment 
of the Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal 
which is to be awarded annually to a 
young man who has exhibited exceptional 
promise in the field of metallurgy. The med- 
alist must be under 30 years of age. The 
purpose is to encourage young men to 
strive for superior attainments in the gen- 
eral field of metallurgy. Arthur, Charlotte's 
husband, is a professor of physics at 
M. I. T. and consulting physicist for several 
large corporations, so commutes from Bos- 
ton to New York frequently. 

Mary Klumph Watson writes that 
"things go on much as usual with us here, 
except we don't stay home as much as we 
used to. After quite a stay in Arizona and 
Mexico last winter, we are going back again 
for about three months this year. The nice 
dry climate was good for our arthritic 
joints and there is a possibility we may pull 
up stakes and move out there in another 
year. We had a nice visit with Tom (son) 
and his wife and their two little girls, Lise 
and Susie, at Rehoboth Beach, Del., this 
June. It is not too far from Neward where 
Tom is teaching at the University. This fall 
we flew to Sea Island, Ga., for a couple of 
weeks and enjoyed ourselves there, despite 
the fact that we ran into a baby hurricane. 
My sister Kay's family is well. Her daugh- 
ter, Malve. a beautiful young thing, is a 
junior at Sarah Lawrence College. " 

Margaret Munteii Tillar wrote that from 
late February last year her garden was 
lovely and that they were all excited over 
plans for building a garage apartment on 
their daughter Jeanne's lot at 'Virginia 
Beach and that they hoped to have it 
ready by April. If any of you get to the 
Beach, you can reach her through the Page 
Preston's phone. Her daughter's home is a 
Dutch colonial house and their apartment 

will be a tiny likeness. Her husband can 
have a boat and do some fishing and relax- 
ing. I hope to look up Peg when I get back 
to the Beach next summer and will look 
forward to a long visit. 

Each year I receive such a grand letter 
from Dr. Isabel Stone under whom I maj- 
ored in Physics. She and her sister, after a 
number of years in Puerto Rico, are back 
in Miami, Fla. She is much concerned for 
fear the present day public schools are aim- 
ed at the average student and are neglect- 
ing the superior mind. She taught in private 
schools and tutored off and on all of these 
years until recently. Her alertness and in- 
terest in current happenings is simply 
amazing. I have not seen Miss Morenus for 
several years and miss her visits to Norfolk. 

I am looking forward to June. I plan to 
drive up with a former pupil of mine, 
Jean Old, who has her tenth reunion. She 
is a very good friend of Mattie Hammnnd 
Smith's daughter. Martha, who married 
Ben Smith. Florence Gilbert's son. 


Secretary: Marie S. Klooz, 3026 Porter 
St., N. W., Washington 8, D. C. 

Not too much to report this time. Just 
some changes in addresses and some news 
which came in too late to make the last 

Jane Guignard (Mrs. George Curry) 
now at 1501 Beltline Blvd., Columbia 1, 
S. C. 

Bessie Hoge Brown, at 1803 Park Ave., 
Richmond 20, 'Va. 

Muriel M/ll/gai! (Mrs. John H. Hoev- 
en,) at 519 S. Kline, Aberdeen, S. D. 

Doris Nobles (Mrs. Gerald Blackburn), 
at 2107 Van Buren, Amarillo, Texas. 

Evelyn Plummer Read, at Wistar Rd., 
Villa Nova, Pa. 

Clare Robertson McCutchan at 404 1 5th 
Rd.. Huntington, W. Va. 

Margaretta Tuttle, Midland, Mich. 

Gertrude Geer Bassett writes: "We have 
been in Winter Harbor, Me., for 10 weeks 
this summer starting our retirement home. 
It is to be in the form of a 5-story light- 
house, the 2 top stories being studios for 
my oil-painting. We expect to have it 
finished by next summer. . . . I'm quite 
sure that Dorothy Mackenzie is a teacher 
in Birmingham, Mich." 

Beth Hall Hatcher: "I have nothing to 
report but a busy time as a plain old house- 
wife. Our oldest daughter. Beth, married 
last Christmas (1955), got her Master's in 
Foreign Affairs from LI. 'Va. in June 
(1956) and lives in Charlottesville. Our 
middle daughter, Marney, lives and works 
in New York City. Our youngest, Mary 
Lynde, is a Senior in high school this year. 
They fill all my time." 

Muriel Mackenzie Kelly: "I have been 
busy with guests ... In July Mel and I 
spent a week in upper Michigan. It was 
cool but we had a good time . . . We had 
the pleasure of dining with the Proches. 
Dorothy Wallace was a guest also — last 
Saturday. The first of September Mel and 
I will spend a week with Mack and his 
family in a cottage on the Eastern Shore 
of Maryland. Then perhaps a few days in 
Washington. I have been busy with the 
same old interests — no time for painting." 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Lydia Ponsonby Wilmer, '23, wriles: 
"Congratulations on a wonderiul publica- 

Dorothy Nickelson Williamson, '23. 
writes: "A most delightful trip down 
Memory Lane." 


Secretary: RuTH Abell (Mrs. Burnett 
Bear), Pleasant "Valley, Pa. 
Fund Agent: Helen Meitschler (Mrs. 
Markel Becker), Winter Haven, Fla. 

I am so glad I was asked to be secretary 
for the Class of 1926; it has been a delight 
hearing from all of you! 

Such a nice letter from Helen Meitschler 
Becker in which she told of flying to Potts- 
town, Pa., this fall with her son and hus- 
band to enter Duke at Hill School. Then 
she and Markel drove to New Jersey to 
visit their daughter, Pat, her husband and 
their 3 grandchildren. Their other daugh- 
ter, Tweedle, was married in November. 

News from Betty Moore Rusk is that 
their son, Whitten, graduated from Wes- 
leyan last June and is now at Officer's Can- 
didate School at Newport, R. I. Their older 
daughter, Gwen, is a sophomore at Deni- 
son, and their youngest, Mary, is in 8th 
grade in Haddonfield. 

Anne Barrett Allaise writes that she 
heard from Elizabeth Matthew Nichols at 
Christmas. The Nickols love living in 
Japan, and will return in 1958 well armed 
with Kodachrome slides! In another year, 
their older daughter hopes to matriculate 
at Sweet Briar. 

Mary Loiighery Arthur's middle son is at 
the L'niversity of Chicago. 

A note from Dot Bailey Hughes: "We 
had our entire clan home for the holidays; 
3 sons. 2 daughters-in-law and 2 grand- 
daughters. Needless to say, there never was 
a dull moment. In case no one has told you, 
Donald Cameron Franklin III has arrived. 
He is the son of Peggy McClements and 
Ruth Taylor Franklin's son. They also have 
a daughter. Our youngest and only bachelor 
is a senior at Indiana. One does age!" 

And in another wonderful letter from 
Lois Peterson Wilson, she told me that she 
had visited Jeanette Hoppinger Schanz in 
Cleveland last Fall. The Schanz' older son 
is out of the Army and has established him- 
self in business with his f.ither. Jeanette 
and Jack are flying to Jamaica in February 
to spend several weeks at Montego Bay. 

Loey and Jeanette had luncheon with 
Sarah Merricli Henriet and saw pictures of 
the Henriet's new home and their daugh- 
ter Nancy's 2 children. Sally was married 
last June to an ensign, and Paul and his 
wife are still in Germany with the Army. 
Last summer, Sarah, Nancy and the grand- 
children joined her sister Grace Merrick 
Twohy ('24) at the latter's summer house 
on the Virginia shore. 

And from Loey's Christmas cards come 
the following: 

Mar>' Bristol Graham and her husband 
drove their daughter Judy back to Sweet 
Briar in September, and went back again 
to visit in October. 

Peg Reinhold was much disappointed to 
have missed reunion: the time conflicts 
with her duties. 


Atiiitiude News 

Jenny Lee Taylor Tinker, who is now 
living in a new home in Montclair, wrote 
that their ilauuhter loan had dinner recently 
with Pri.sulla Kelley. Kay Nonis Kelly's 

Helen Adams Thomson had all the chil- 
dren home for the holidays; son Bill and 
wife and 3 children from St. Louis; Ian. 
the airline ho.stess, from Pittsburgh, and 
Joan from college. Hadze has been assistant 
librarian in Swarthmore for a number of 
years, but resigned last fall, as both house 
and job got to be too much. 

In October, the Wilsons took advantage 
of the fact that the American Bankers 
Association Convention was in Los Angeles 
and went out to attend it. The highlight of 
the entertainment provided was an after- 
noon in Disneyland. It took S2 buses to 
transport 8,()()l) bankers and their wives out 
there. No one wanted to miss the trip. 
"They stayed on in Los Angeles sight- 
seeing and returned home via the Grand 
Canyon. They are planning to move into 
their new home about February H and are 
looking forward to 'house-living' instead 
of 'apartment living.' The welcome mat is 
always out for any 26ers and husbands who 
come to Toledo, especially this June for the 
National Open Golf Tournament at the 
Inverness Country Club." 

The Bears are still in love with their 
farm house, looking forward to their son's 
return from Germany, and their daughter's 
graduation from Smith. 

Jane Hunter Halloway and her husband 
visited mutual friends of ours in Saucon 
■Valley just before Christmas. Jane and I 
had a grand visit — it didn't seem possible 
that it was over 30 years since we had .seen 
one another! 


Ptex/dti/t; Madpline Brown (Mrs. Mc- 

Farland Wood), Walnut Hill Farm. Hop- 

kinsville, Ky. 

Strr^Liry: JuLiA Reynolds (Mrs. Robert 

H. Dreisbach), 908 Kinnaird Avenue, Fort 

Wayne 6, Ind. 

Fund A^eiit: Elizabeth Mathews (Mrs. 

Harry A. Wallace, Jr.), 327 Professimal 

BUIg., Charleston 1, W. Va. 

Greetings from the frozen North ! This 
5 degree above zero weather makes me 
look forward more than ever to the warm 
reception I know we'll get at our reunion 
in June of this year. Isn't that a sneaky 
way to remind you that you should be 
planning an enthusiastic return to campus? 
Besides the wonderful time you'll have 
renewing old acquaintances, that is the 
time you'll elect a new secretary — so — y'all 

It was such fun to receive Christmas 
cards from some of you with welcome bits 
of news on them. Libbo VCallace (Elizabeth 
Malheus, Fund Agent, to whom I hope 
you've all sent contributions) gave me 
several items, for which I am thankful. 
Tom Foltz (Babe Albiin' son) is manager 
of Phi Delts at Washington and Lee and 
Babe and her husband visited him in 
N<weniber. At home Babe is involved in 
Service League. Children's Home and Hos- 
pitals, Red Cross and State Conferences for 
the Handicapped, and State Democratic 

Julia Wilson visited Jo SiiouJtn Dur- 
ham in Charlcstown at Christmas. Jo saw 

Sally Jamison in Charlotte, N. C. 'Virginia 
Franke and Walter Davis operate the Lyric 
Circus during the summer in Scaneateles, 
N. Y., where they produce Broadway musi- 
cals. Gwinn Hams (Mrs. Beverly St. 
George Tucker) has two adorable grand- 
children; Gwinn (age 3) and David (age 
1). Gwinn's son, James Harris Scott, is 
stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. 

A card from Betty Bachman Hardcastle 
came in too late for the last newsletter so 
I've saved it carefully for this one. It told 
of the marriage of her oldest son Hendrick 
in Tampa, Fla., in August, 195(). He and 
his bride are both Mechanical Engineers 
and are graduates of Vanderbilt Engineering 
School. Ken reported in October for army 
duty and his wife is living off base during 
his stint. Another card from Alice Eskestu 
Ganzel said she missed the deadline for the 
October letter because she hadn't a thing to 
report but that on Sept. 1st Dot Garland 
Weeks and her husband. Bill, stopped in 
on their way home from Maine so they all 
had fun at a dinner and dance. 

By now Pauline Payne Backus should be 
in their new home, since in her last letter 
she said their new address after January 1st 
would be; -ilO^ Robinhood Lane, Sherwood 
Forest, Toledo 13, Ohio. Isn't that a de- 
lightful address? She says the home is really 
outside of Sylvania, Ohio, but has the 
Toledo address. Pauline says that Lois 
Peterson Wilson, '26, lives in Toledo and 
that Lois still has her wonderful enthusiasm 
and many, many interests. Marg Cramer 
Crane is hoping to get to our 30th reunion. 
She says her daughter Cathy is graduating 
from Rosemary about that time so she has 
her lingers crossed on the date. 

It was good to have a letter from Connie 
Van Ness in the fall. She gave me several 
news items I didn't have. Sara McHenry 
has moved from New York to San Fran- 
cisco. Also Connie asked what class Sarah 
Dance was in. I'm not sure, but I remember 
Sarah, so know this news will interest all. 
Connie's cousin, Margaret Clover Symonds, 
wrote from Texas that her son Bill was 
marrying Sarah Dance Krooks' daughter. 
Connie said Sarah looks much the same 
from a newspaper clipping her cousin sent. 
Connie said her life is its usual complicated 
self — trying to keep the apartment in New 
York during the week — keeping an eye on 
the old house and her mother in Little 
Falls, N. Y.. on weekends — and her archi- 
tectural work with draftsmen unobtainable 
in New York. She had a short summer visit 
at Martha's Vineyard and was planning a 
trip with her mother through New York 
State and into Canada. 

Peggy Led Briganti wrote at Christmas 
that her .son Dan and wife are in Schenec- 
tady. N. Y., where he is with General Elec- 
tric Co. They have two boys — Steven and 
Douglas (so can have Steven-Douglas de- 
bates as they grow older). Son, Bruce, is 
in San Antonio — not married — and is work- 
ing for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. 

Edna Lee Gilchrist and her twin daugh- 
ters visited Cornelia W'ailes Wailes in 
Africa this summer. A Christmas note from 
Margaret Cornwell Schmidt says she and 
Ruthie arc happy to be back in St. Louis. 
Ruthie is in 7th grade at Burroughs where 
Margaret is teaching. They're planning a 
summer trip to Europe. Theodora Cheese- 
man was married to Mr. demons John 
Mrusek of Reading. Ohio, on Oct. 3. They 

had a wedding trip through the Allegheny 
Mountains and are now living in Cincin- 

^X'hen I wrote the fall letter I was about 
to take off for New Orleans with daughter 
Jerry (S.B. '5-1) to help drive her car down. 
We had loads of fun going a new way. 
So far we've gone by way of Mobile, by 
way of Memphis, Vicksburg and Natchez, 
and this fall by way of Paducah, Meridian, 
etc. I've loved every minute of it and have 
learned names of towns I never knew ex- 
isted. I stayed in New Orleans and had fun 
while Jerry got settled for her second year 
as a Graduate Student in the Art Dept. at 
Tulane and Sophie Newcomb, then I took 
the train into Chicago and back down here. 
Our tirst daughter. Georgia (S.B. '51), has 
been elected president of the Charlottes- 
ville. Va.. Sweet Briar Alumnae group for 
next year. Our entire family came home for 
Christmas. Jerry came from New Orleans 
and Georgia, Jack and Julia Reynolds (age 
13 months) from Charlottesville, so Bob 
and I had a wonderful holiday. It's such 
fun being grandparents. Try it, everyone. 

Plan to come to S.B. for our 30th re- 
union — and be sure that all of you write me 
any news you have. I very sneakily held 
back a few items before — but I'm fresh out 
of news now — so write, please. 


Class Secretary: BETTY MooRE (Mrs. 
Arthur Y. Schilling), 1011 Childs Ave., 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Fund Agent: Marion Jayne (Mrs. Carlos 
Berguido), 135 Rose Lane, Haverford. Pa. 
Dear Classmates: 

So long since '28 made the News that 
I do not know what is news ! Marion and 
I have picked up bits of information on 
Christmas cards, and in answer to her droll 
poem (to quote "Aust" Austin Kinloch). 
and on our several trips to S. B. C. Our 
last visit was in October and was delight- 
ful. Everyone there went overboard to en- 
tertain the visiting alumnae. We were 
especially happy to find two other '28ers 
there — Rip K./« Winkle Morlidge (who is 
secretary of Alumnae Council) and Sue 
jelley Dunbar. We had our own small re- 

Maricn and I were also at college last 
May. and then on to Williamsburg for two 
delightful days. We had a grand cocktail 
hour (or more) with Ann Harrison Shep- 
herd Lewis and her husband in their charm- 
ing colonial home. Anne Harrison had seen 
Grace Sunderland Owings who is still liv- 
ing in Laurel, Md. 

I know how sorry you will be to learn 
that Marion lost her husband in an airplane 
crash a little over a year ago. Carlos was a 
member of the Development Board and is 
greatly missed by Sweet Briar as well as 
his family and his many friends. Their 3rd 
daughter, June, is making quite a name for 
herself at S.B. Marion is going down again 
in February as a member of the Executive 
Board of Alumni Council and then on to 
Atlanta to visit "Kewpie " Hodnett Mc- 

Here are our latest reports on change of 
residence: Sarah Dance Krook to San Fran- 
ci.sco from Toronto. Mrs. Sara McHenry 
also in San Francisco. Lib Oliier White to 
Charlotte, N. C. Virginia Torrance Zim- 
merman from Darien, Conn., to Long Is- 

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land. Jane Poindexter Hunter to Savannah. 
Margaret Fuller Riggs to Gladwyne, Pa., 
from Cincinnati. 

We learned with regret that our class- 
mate Katherine Page had passed away. 

Kay Aieyer Mauchel is a raiser of cocker 
spaniels. She and her husband are now at 
their winter home on a Caribbean Island. 
"Aust" has two grandchildren, and a son 
just commissioned in the navy, and a rock 
'n' roll IJ year old. Lil Wood is very 
•active in the Oxford Movement and is usu- 
ally out of town. Susan T.ilbott Chase's 
husband is headmaster at the Eaglebrook 
School. Ann Beth Pi ice Clark has a son at 
Princeton. Ann Lane Newell Whatley { last 
I heard) was busy preparing for visiting 
relatives for the debut of her niece, Mary 
Lane Bryan. Lu Finch McCallum has a 
daughter living near here and has promised 
to contact us next time she comes down. 
Emily F.jrrell Stagg has four grandchildren. 
Let me know if that is a record for our 

Libby Jo/ies Shands is now in Newport, 
R. L, where her husband. Admiral Shands, 
is in charge of a carrier division. Kitty 
Leadbeater Bloomer's second son is on a 
trip around the world on a brigantine. 
Kitty is going around herself in July and 
hopes to run into son Peter. Squeak Hjrned 
Ross' daughter, Deborah, planned to be 
married during the holidays. Muggsie 
Nelms Locke still loves Alabama. She sent 
me a volume of wonderful Mobile recipes 
but I am afraid to try them 'cause my 
family might not want to go back to dawgs 
and burgs. My oldest boy, Fred, graduated 
from the Naval Academy in June and is 
now an Ensign on the aircraft carrier Leyle. 

I know that this is a hectic, disconnected 
letter but hope that my efforts to bring you 
up to date will inspire you to send loads 
of items for the next issue. Many, many 
thanks to those of you who have contrib- 
uted to the Fund. Nancy Burton writes that 
our class is making a wonderful showing. 
Let's make it 100%. As you know, Marion 
is helping me with the class notes and I am 
assisting her with the Fund. That way we 
hope to do better by both ! 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Lisa Guigon Shinberger, '29, writes: "I 

think the book is wonderiul." 

Carolyn Martindale Blouin, '30, writes: 

"Couldn't put it down until I'd finished it." 


Secretary: Elizabeth S. ClARK, 227 Bos- 
ton Ave., Lynchburg, "Va. 
Cliiss Agent: Peronne 'Whittaker (Mrs. 
Robert Scott), 32 Whitman St., Haworth, 
N. J. 

Here it is another year and time moves 
on apace. Sweet Briar is swimming merrily 
along and the new dormitory is a thing of 
beauty. You must all come to see it! 

Just before Christmas I journeyed to 
Marietta, Ga., to the wedding of Jean 
Cole Anderson's daughter, Lovat, and John 
J. Wilkins III of Athens, Ga. The wedding 
and all its attendant functions were beau- 
tiful and great fun, but the best part of all 
was seeing Jean and her family. Lovat is a 
lovely girl, and she married a grand boy. 
They are both seniors at the L'niversity of 
Georgia. David, Jean's eighteen year old 

son, is a most attractive lad. I had not seen 
him since he was a babe in arms, so it was 
good to make his acquaintance. Jean was 
a most becoming mother of the bride in 
mocha lace. 

I saw Mary l.iiierence Sessions, '30g, who 
lives in Marietta. She entertained at coffee 
one morning while I was there. She has an 
attractive husband, two boys, and a beauti- 
ful home. She said her sister, Helen Law- 
rence VanderHorst, had wanted to get to 
the wedding, but a bishop's wife is a busy 
lady at Christmas time. 

Mart von Briesen sent me a letter that 
she had received from Jane Bikle Lane who 
is living in Philadelphia. She was in Hono- 
lulu for a month before Christmas in 1955. 
Her husband is a Marine Administrator for 
the Sun Oil Co. His work carries him far 
and wide. He might have to go to London 
soon (or might have gone by now) on 
some business about oil tankers for the 
Suez. If Jane can get a passport in time 
she wants to go with him. 

I saw in the Lynchburg News that Fannie 
O'Brien Hettrick's father, John Lord 
O'Brien, was presented the New York Bar 
Association's annual Gold Medal award for 
meritorious service. Fannie's parents are 
now living in Washington, D. C. She sees 
them frequently. Fannie and her youngest 
son George were in Buffalo at Christmas 
time where they had a family get-together. 

Eleanor Fjulk Cone seems to have left 
her sunny Louisiana for foreign parts. We 
have a change of address card with an APO 
Seattle. Sounds most interesting. Her hus- 
band is Col. Montie Cone and they are at 
Ft. Greely, which must be in Alaska. 

It might be a little late to look it up, but 
if you have one, or can borrow a January, 
1957, copy of the Ladies' Home Journjl, 
you will see Alumnae Children on parade. 
Look at the How Young Americ.i Lives 
section. The first full page picture shows 
three girls embracing. The one facing the 
camera is Jane Baber, daughter of Lucy 
Harrison Miller Baber, '30. The next full 
page spread shows a group of teen-agers 
singing. There are two boys and a girl on 
a settee at the top of the picture. The boy 
on the right looking with adoring eyes at 
the girl is Ebo Fauber, oldest of Ella 
Wtllt.ims Fauber's three sons. He is a fresh- 
man at the L'niversity of Va. 

More anon about us and ours. Please 
write me some nice long letters all about 
your doings. Pretty soon I am going to take 
a census of the newly-wed children and 
newly-arrived grandchildren. I am sure the 
crop will make us both proud and de- 
pressed. So far I haven't seen that we are 
coming apart at the seams. It takes more 
than a few grandchildren and gray hairs to 
put us young things into a decline. 


President: Marjorie Mri.i.ER (Mrs. I. F. 
Close), 1475 Caledonia Rd., Town of Mt. 
Royal, Quebec, Canada. 
Secretary: Elizabeth Job (Mrs. A. H, 
Jopp), 503 Scott Ave.,"Pikeville, Ky. 
Fund Agent: SusAN Marshall (Mrs. 
^X'. B. Tmiberlake), Ridgewood Rd., Staun- 
ton, 'Va. 

Hold the presses! Our class news letter 
is late because the night I set aside to write 
it I could have floated it to you in a bottle. 
Pikeville, Kentucky, had the worst flood in 

Perry and lessie Cobuin LaukhuH, '33, and 

daughter taken when Perry lectured at 

Sweet Briar recently. 

its history. We live on high ground but the 
water lacked two feet getting in our door. 

Gus stayed at the Kentucky Power Com- 
pany all night, helping them hold the pow- 
er. It stayed on. No gas, no water, no 
phones — but the blessed light (and heat 
that went with it) looked like Noah's 
rainbow. As the water receded, it left a 
thick fudgelike layer of mud. With no 
city water to clean it oft and rain for six 
more days it was terrible. Now that it is 
drying up, we have dust and grit. But let's 
look ahead to June and something cheer- 
ful — our 25th reunion. 

I've saved parts of this letter from Jane 
Hays Dowler for a year now to get us 
pepped up about our reunion. "Dear gals. 
It seems incredible that this year we'll be 
quarter-century alumnae, doesn't it? Let's 
plan to meet at Sweet Briar, all of us, not 
just a handful. I've been back twice on 
flying journeys, only for an hour or so. 
Just long enough to drive slowly around 
and show my children the old haunts. I 
have never quite been able to manage a 
reunion. Too many commitments, as we 
all have these days. But it's a must in 1957. 

"You wonder how the years have treated 
me. It depends on the way you look at it — 
or me. I can still hike with my Girl Scout 
Troop 58, but I can't sing at the same 
time. I'm too busy trying to breathe! I 
can still wear a size 12 dress but it has to 
be a little more subtle around the middle. 
I'm beginning to read ads about color- 
rinsing your hair, wrinkleproofing your 
face and such. But most of the time I just 
avoid mirrors and have a wonderful life. 
Our offspring. Penny, Steve and Mark, are 
healthy, lively and lots of fun — even if 
Dick and I do groan and fall into chairs ex- 
hausted at their bedtime. 

"It's the story of those middle years 
everyone talks about. We're it, and a busy 
life it is, with once in awhile a moment 
of introspection, when we think how long 
■ago we left Sweet Briar, and what fun it 
would be to go back for a chat with all 
the girls. Let's do it, shall we? Jane." 

Marcia Patterson plans to come if she 
can get away from the year-end chores of 
her job as resident Latin teacher at Kent 
Place School in Summit, N. J. Last sum- 
mer Marcia visited Wilhelmina Rankin 
Teter ('30) in Florida. She phoned Sue 
Burnett Davis between planes in Atlanta 
to learn that Sue, her husband and son 
Tread (a freshman at Princeton) were 
touring Mexico. 


Ahiniiiae News 

Virginia Finch Waller, with the moral 
support of her former roomie, Clara Miiii- 
iihig West, married off her older son, Ben, 
Jr., last August. Ben, Jr., and wife returned 
to Rice Institute for him to take his 5th 
year in Architecture. He has an A.B. (with 
distinction) from there. Her younger son, 
Morton, attends .Southwestern at Memphis. 
Both Clara and Virginia hope to make our 

Hope Virginia Btll.iiiiy Rutfin can make 
it to the gathering so we can see if she is 
still as beautiful or if she has passed all 
her good looks on to her two daughters and 
.son. Their pictures made a wonderful 
Christmas card. 

All is well with Adelaide Sniiih Nelson 
and her family in Arizona. Do try to make 
it, Adelaide. A get-together wouldn't be 
complete without some of your wild tales 
and schemes. 

Ginny Squibb Flynn, who has been active 
in alumnae work in Connecticut, has a son 
at Brown University, and one ready for 
college next fall. Bring Kate Scoll Sholes, 
another Connecticut Yankee, and come on 
down South this June. 

From her Christmas card my roomie, 
Ruth A."t))- Fortune, doesn't look as if she 
had changed a bit. Don't blame her for 
not wanting to leave her handsome husband, 
but hope she makes it to S. B. 

Perhaps Emma Knoullon Lytle's daugh- 
ter, Eleanor Humphreys, who is a sopho- 
more at Sweet Briar, will get her to the 
re-union. From their pictures, Eleanor has 
her mother's fine features and smile — just 
lacks the bU;nde hair in being a chip off 
the old block. The other two children. 
Susan and Bob, seem to be a composite of 
Emma and Stuart. They live in Oregon. 111. 

Alice D.ibiit) Parker, Flappy P,iin\iif 
Mandcville, Marg Miller Close, and lots 
of others are busy preparing a variety of 
skits, songs, dinners, and gab-sessions for 
us to enjoy in June. So you-all come! 

Those who have already said they are 
coming include Betty Allen Magruder, Vir- 
ginia lemison, Elizabeth lob. Virginia 
Squibb Sue Burnett, Letha Morris, lane 
Hays, Mary Moore Pancake, Marjorie 
Miller. Helen Pratt. Hazel Stamps, Em 
Green. Elizabeth Douglass. Ruth Kerr, 
Dorothy Smith, Betsy Higgins, Sally Shal- 
lenberger, Alice Dabney. Others who are 
planning on making it include Bea Stone. 
Constance Fowler. Elizabeth Clary. Sarah 
Brigh Gracey. Emily Maxwell, Frances 
Sencindiver and Marcia Patterson. 


Presidenl: Httti Wells (Mrs Frederick 
W. Finn), ,S1 West Brother Drive, Green- 
wich, Conn. 1 
Secretary: Annf Marvin, 15I.S D.iiry 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Fund Agent: Gtbrv M.alt.orv, 169 E.'.st 
Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, N I 

This column nearly needed another 
secretary again — I only took it on for the 
second liiiw to try to keep '335 allotted 
space from being bhink! One of our class- 
mates wrote me this card "Do enjoy 
traveling but hope your column will be 
filled with news from other classmates 
as I enjoy reading what ihey'ie doing. " 
So do I, but a secretary cannot manufacture 

news, and answers to my cards have been 
few ! So please send me news of yourselves 
and your families so I won't repeat my 

Lois Foster Moore keeps very busy with 
her two boys about to be 10 and 13, she 
is chairman of the Patient's Library of 
their hospital; and is still an Alumnae 
Representative which she enjoys. Lois 
hears from Marge Gubelman Hastert in 
Hawaii and Ruth Dalies Young in Cali- 

Nevil Crule Holmes is active with the 
Girl Scouts and has a troop. She is on the 
district training committee and also on the 
Speaker's bureau for New Schools and also 
improving Sunday School courses. The 
Holmes live right between Viiughan's Jun- 
ior High and Beth's fourth "rade at their 
new address, 1400 Cereal A\'.p,uc in Hamil- 
ton, Ohio. 

Doris Crane Loveland has a fifth child 
"Cyrene" born July 14, 1955. Her oldest 
son is at Westtown Boarding school and 
Doris is trying to interest her daughter in 
going to Sweet Briar. 

Susalee BeUer Norris has a daughter 
Eleanor at Sweet Briar. Eleanor is 18. a 
sophomore, and "adores" Sweet Briar. The 
Norris family spent last summer on the 
coast in South Carolina and are now back 
in New Orleans. Susalee's five year old 
daughter Susalee keeps her mother busy. 
Susalee also has a fourteen year old step- 
daughter living with her — "Quite a house 
of girls!" Susalee saw Sue Graves Stubbs 
and her husband. The Stubbs are trying to 
get their daughter Sue interested in going 
to Sweet Briar next year. 

Sue Graves Stubbs wrote me a nice long 
letter. She has three children — Sue 17, 
King, Jr., and John 6 — "which accounts 
for the rapid pace" of her days. Sue "re- 
visited Sweet Briar in June — the campus 
was as lovely as ever — tho deserted except 
for a grand brief visit with Jackie Wood. " 
She had Sue with her "to expose her to 
the Briar Patch. " Sue goes on to say, "We 
are hoping that she can be a freshman there 
this fall ... I had King, Jr.. with me also 
— we had driven hijn to Davidson to play 
in the Southern boys tennis tournament. 
Had a grand afternoon in Greensboro with 
Cordelia Peiui Cannon — whose home is as 
lovely as she is — we visited Ella ]esse 
Latham in Alexandria — her children are 
darlings." Sue and her husband are plan- 
ning a trip to Europe this spring and will 
spend two weeks in Paris, Florence and 

Lena Jones Craig and her family live on 
a farm about eight miles from town so she 
spends much of her time commuting. Her 
daughter Susan is 1 i and her son Tommy 
is 12. They are both in Junior High School. 
Lena writes, "I garden a lot and still do 
the usual things with Civic Drives, etc., 
and go to Garden Club Council. " She sees 
Agnes Cleveland Sandifer occasionally as 
she lives near the Craigs. 

Dorothy Brell Prentiss and her family 
had a delightful vacation at Cambridge 
Beaches in Bermuda last summer. She then 
accompanied her fourteen-year old to a 
"Magician s Convention " in Battle Creek, 
Michigan, where he did a show (magic 
has been his first love since the age of 
five). Vi'e have two boys — Gregory in 
7th grade and the other son a sophomore 

at Western Reserve Academy. Dot sings in 
the choir as she did at Sw-cet Briar. 

Miki Murdoch Martin says "We are in 
status quo — the daughters in their teens, 
Hugh busy. I still write a column in 
GardenetfS but this is my year for the 
church as Woman's Auxiliary President, 
for which I've given up assorted items. 
Our summer was partly spent in the pleas- 
ant fogs of Jamestown, R. 1. " 

Sue Johnson Simpson writes "Our two 
older boys are at Episcopal High so I see 
Ella Jesse Latham occasionally, but have 
been disappointed not to run into Mar- 
garet Lanier Woodruni, whose son has had 
a fine record there." 

Louise Wooduard Hurtt's card tells of 
many of our classmate.s — "My news is quite 
stale by this time but I'll send it along 
anyway. Last April, Anne Brooke, Kitty 
House Maclellan and I had lunch together 
in ^X'ashington where Kitty was attending 
a convention of her husband's insurance co. 
Later in the week. Kitty Gochnauer Slater 
had lunch with Kitty, too. In Oct., Muggy 
(Marietta Derby) Garst of London spent 
sometime with me, also her daughter. She 
was here to put her son, Jock, in the L'. of 
Va. and to look at colleges around the 
countryside for Jane who'll come over from 
London next Sept. — A card from Betty 
Gochnauer Church at Xmas told of her 
wonderful time abroad this summer. Her 
older son. Randy, is a senior at \J. of Va. 
this year. — Just heard today that Frances 
Poicell Zoppa's daughter will make her 
debut in Richmond next winter." 

Marge Burford Crenshaw's address until 
June 15 is either 99 Shore Dr., Middle- 
town, R. I., or c/o Naval 'War College, 
Newport. After June 15 she will be back 
at her old stand, 613 Marshall Street, 
Lexington, Virginia. Marge says that the 
Newport winter was grim — "15 below with 
a forty mile an hour wind." 

Sarah Ellen Wilson Barbour saw Ger- 
trude Raymond Dempster and her husband 
not long ago. Gertrude looked fine. The 
Dempsters have four children. Sarah Ellen 
goes on to say, "I have three children, 15, 
10 and a, the youngest a boy. A Girl Scout 
troop for the ten year old keeps me fairly 
busy and is much fun. I see a good deal 
of Roberta Draue Wood '32." 

Mary Buick is still teaching and loves it. 
She has the third grade. Mary is studying 
toward her permanent teaching certificate. 
She was elected Teacher Vice-President of 
their P. T. A. for this year. Besides her 
school activities. Mary takes in the Detroit 
Symphi ny. the Cranbrook Music Guild 
monthly concerts, the Cranbrook Institute 
of Science lectures and movies, and Audu- 
bon programs. This past summer she relaxed 
and had fun- -to quote; "In July I took 
oft for Canada and the Stratford Shake- 
spearean and Music Festival which I en- 
joyed. From there I went up to Muskoka 
to my old haunt — Fairyport — to visit a 
friend who has a cottage there. Then I 
went on north another fifty miles to 
Knoepfli Inn on the Magnotawn River 
..." and had a delightful time there. 

It was good to hear from Mary Brooks 
Barnhart Carlton, Babs Barber Wilson, 
Gerry Mallory, Hetty Wells Finn and Dot 
Smith Berkeley. 

We are all very sorry to hear that Ger- 
ry's parents are so far from well, partic- 

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ularly her mother. Gerry wrote iiic a lon>; 
letter — 1 do wish I could do somethin.i; to 

Dot Smith Berkeley. '32, has an attrac- 
tive daughter Judy at Sweet Briar. Dot 
lost her dear mother not lon.t! a,t;o and we 
send her our heartfelt sympathy. 

Mary E. Clemuns Porzelius' nice card 
just tame and she says "My oldest, Bettie. 
17, is >;etting ready to go to college in the 
fall but she is looking for a coed university. 
Susan will be in the 1st year High. We 
had a wonderful tour of the west and the 
Canadian Rockies last summer — our first 
trip west." 


Presideiil: Elizabeth Scheur (Mrs. Chas. 
R. Maxwell, Jr.), 113 E. 61 St., N. Y. C. 
Secnijiy. pit) tern: Bonnie >X'ood (Mrs. 
Don B. Stookey), 33 Summit Dr., Hastings 
on Hudson, N. Y. 

FHiid Agent: Elizabeth Suttle (Mrs. 
Clarence Briscoe), 440 N. Rose Lane, 
Haverford, Pa, 

Amazed and delighted to receive 38 re- 
plies in two weeks, I have so much "copy" 
that my thanks are fervent but brief ! 

I want to put Mary Walton McCjiidlish 
Livingston's letter early in the notes so 
that you will surely get it read before the 
school bus arrives or some other emergency ! 
As usual, Mary Walton provokes us to 
serious thought. She is discouraged about 
two of her major interests and points out 
some interesting facts. She has been helping 
resettle two refugee families from East 
Germany and deplores the fact that the 
Refugee Relief Act expired Dec. 31 with 
19,000 visas unused because of red tape. 
Secondly, Mary Walton has been a member 
of organizations, religious and secular, 
which have taken a stand for "orderly 
implementation of the Supreme Court de- 
cision" on school integration. Her regret 
is that the political leaders of Virginia 
have opposed any degree of compliance 
with the Supreme Court decision. Mary 
Walton feels that "those of us who are 
in favor of public education and of respect 
for the LI. S. Supreme Court have been 
too quiet and have allowed the apostles of 
prejudice to monopolize the headlines." 
Let's hear what the rest of the southerners 
of 1934 are finding and feeling on this. I 
agree with Mary Walton but think it seems 
presumptuous for a northerner to declaim 
when we have no problem. 

Virginia Hiill Lederer cheers me with 
philosophy that "life begins at 43!" She 
is job-hunting for part-time editorial work 
now that her daughters are 15 and 8. Her 
husband's new book on insurance has given 
her recent practice in the editorial work. 
Virginia has fascinating hobbies, too — 
target shooting and the autoharp. She is 
working for Wayne Dumont for N. J. 
governor, husband of Helen Williamson 
Dumont, '37, of Lancaster, Pa. 

Mitzi Hanijun Fried was in Nassau for 
the International Sports Car and Boat Races 
in December and had a gay time. June of 
\9'>f, will see the Frieds attending three 
graduations, a son from L^ of Penn., a son 
from high school and a daughter from 
junior high. (Save June of 1959. Mitzi, 
and everybody!) Mitzi tells of an adopted 
family in England and the reward this 
contact brings her. 

Eleanor, 15, Dan, 1, Maiy, 13, and Eliza- 
beth, 11 (standing), children o( Eleanor 
Cooke Eslerly, '34g. 

Marjorie Van Evera Lovelace has a 
daughter who is president of Student Coun- 
cil at her school and a son in 9th grade. 
Marjorie is surprized to find herself presi- 
dent of their garden club and very 
enthusiastic. Her hobby of watching the 
stock market has led her to take courses 
in investment securities, and she sounds 
like an expert to me! 

Marjorie is losing her neighbor Marjorie 
L,ii,ir Hurd in January and we in the East 
will benefit, as Lasar's husband's insurance 
company is merging with one in Newark. 
The Hurd big news is daughter Julie's en- 
gagement to Frank Gordon Logan, Jr., 
senior in engineering at Washington Llni- 
versity. Lasar reports that Jane Forder 
Stribling's daughter graduates from Rad- 
cliffe this June. 

Jackie Bond Wood reports her son is 6 
ft. 1 in. and on football and basketball 
teams at Virginia Episcopal School. Her 
two daughters are in school in Lynchburg. 
Daughter Kate rides with Miss Rogers 
and loves it. Daughter Lisa doesn't like 
horses (they're so big), likes boys better. 
Jackie says the new dorm is so beautiful. 
(Come see in June 1959.) 

In spite of being very active in the civic 
and community service department herself, 
Mason Daniel Barrett gets the "most satis- 
faction out of trying to keep up with her 
husband, Edward, who is Dean of the 
Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia 
LIniversity, and their two frisky daughters 
of 14 and 12." 

Cecil Birdsey Fuessle is busy in spite of 
both daughters being away, Emily at Con- 
necticut College and Jacqueline at National 
Cathedral. Cecil saw Marion Gtrallney 
Hall and Jo Happ Willingham at Christ- 
mas in Macon. 'The Fuessles entertained 
Helen Lawrence Vander Horst, '31, and her 
husband, Suft'ragan Bishop of Tennessee, 
when Bishop Vander Horst preached at 
Lehigh, where Ray Fuessle is Chaplain. 

Eleanor Couke Esterly is the proud and 
busy mother of four — three girls, ages 1 5, 
13 and 11, and a baby boy of 1 year! She 
sees Betty Carter Clark and Lou Dreyer 
Bradley quite often. 

Lydia Guodirin Ferrell, Marjorie Smith 
Zengel and I compared notes as to how our 
young like Latin, since we spent so many 
hours doing it together! Lydia has two gad- 
about teenagers and two little boys, 7 and 

3. and still manages to be president of the 
William Byrd Community House in Rich- 
iiKind. Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs contribute 
to this agency, and they all cooperate to 
make life more worthwhile in a very 
crowded neighborhood. 

Marjorie Smith Zengel has two daughters 
15 and 12, and one son, 9. Her newest 
undertaking is a return to student life; 
she takes courses in Latin American Studies 
Division of Tulane. She says it is awfully 
hard "to reacquire classroom manners and 
not burst into speech until recognized!" 
Marjorie's hobby is water-skiing! 

Elizabeth Collier Wardle occasionally sees 
Anne Corhitt Little in Atlanta. Lib has a 
15 year old daughter who is giving her 
grey hairs learning to drive, and a very 
athletic 12 year old son, and a 10 year old 
son who is "into everything!" Her husband 
is assistant to the vice president in charge 
of finance for the Georgia Power Co. 

Nancy Hotchkiss Boschen really has a 
tale to tell. She turns me pale, envious 
green with reports of a trip to Turkey, 
where she developed a great enthusiasm 
for the country, and another to Honolulu, 
revisiting scenes she loved. Nancy is a 
Mariner leader, skiis and bowls in the win- 
ter, and sails in the summer. Her greatest 
satisfaction comes from her work as occu- 
pational therapy aide, where, as you all 
know, she is helping others learn to help 
themselves. I forgot to mention a little 
matter of three children, who I'm sure are 
not neglected. 

Jane Morrison Moore is chiefly interested 
in a nice family of four children, 16, 13, 
10 and 3, but she and her laywer-husband 
are planning a pleasant escape in April 
when they will tour England and Scotland. 
Jane hears from Nancy Btilzner Leavell 
and Betty Clapp Robinson and met Vir- 
ginia Broun Larsen at a judicial conference 
a year ago. 

Helen Hanson Bamford enclosed a news- 
photo of the Toledo Club, and there she 
was with that wonderful smile and those 
snapping dark eyes! I could just hear her 
saying, "O — li — o!" or whatever that yodel 
of hers used to be. Her daughter, age 8, 
is learning to skate with mama as teacher 
for her and her gang. Helen can't get 
used to the giggling girls after all those 
boys ! 

Mary Krone is certainly impressive as 
a commissioner of the Ci\'il Ser\ice Com- 
mission of the State of New York. I know 
she works awfully hard as we have tried 
to get her to our local alumnae meetings, 
and she is often busy. Last summer Mary 
took a trip around the world, 24,000 miles 
by air. These lucky people. 

Judy Dattgherty Mussier's news is that 
her 15 year old daughter is going to Dobbs 
for her junior year next September. I hope 
to catch a glimpse of Judy because Miss 
Masters' School in Dobbs Ferry is about 
two blocks from my house. 

Sis Bailey Hesseltine is busy at hospital 
volunteer work, and church and club work. 
Last winter she and her husband had a 
trip to Cuba and Guatemala. Last summer 
her 15 year old daughter and she drove 
to California on a se\"en weeks' trip — "a 
wonderful experience! " Joanne, the daugh- 
ter, is at Dana Hall. Sis reports Mary Ann 
Page Guyol works for the League of Wom- 
en Voters in Washington. 


Al/iiHiiae News 

Marite Stephens Sheridan has three chil- 
dren, 12, 15 and 17, and this year a 17 
year old boy from .Spain is living; with them 
and attending the local hij;h school. It is 
part of the American Friends .Service proj- 
ect. Marite says the brunet adds a great 
deal of interest to their blond family. 

Rebecca Slrude Lee's daughter. Brownie, 
is a freshman at Sweet Briar this year, and 
is doing extremely well. 

Lib Schtiur Maxwell has found the per- 
fect job, interestin.n and only a block from 
her home. She is Executive Secretary of 
the Parents League of New '^'ork. Associate 
members are schools and colleges (S. B. C. 
belongs). Lib sees Sue Fe/ider Miller often 
when Sue comes to N. Y. C. on a buying 
trip for her exclusive dress shop The Geor- 
gian Room in Martinsville, Va. Lib also 
saw Mary Lewis Nelson Becker recently 
when she came to N. Y. on a "show train." 
Helen Clossoit Hendricks' daughter loves 
her first year at S. B. C. 

Betty Colter Clark reports the thing that 
gives her the greatest satisfaction is to get 
her two-year-old daughter in bed every 
night ! Betty's other children are boys, two 
of them in college and one at Culver! She 
.saw Elsa CersUcker Allen last year when 
she was in California, and also Jo Fink 

Jo has 4 children, three girls and a boy 
ranging from 5 to 17. Brownies are sched- 
uled for every Wednesday, 18 of them! Jo 
teaches Sunday School and is a deaconess in 
her church. At the time she wrote she was 
preparing a paper on underwater explora- 
tion. This class of ours! 

Lib Mii)field Chapman says the thing she 
enjoys most is the rare moment when she 
gets a chance to stay home and mind her 
own business. She reports a nice West- 
chester S. B. Day, which I missed because 
of a skiing trip. 

Tinka Slr.iuis Solmssen has 4 daughters, 
occupied from Connecticut College to kin- 
dergarten. She claims she is always behind 
schedule, but "life is very full and beauti- 
ful." What more could one ask? 

Dorothy Hutchinson Howe says they have 
just built a new house and that like middle- 
aged parents of a first child they are sure 
that no one has ever been so clever or 
creative! The house sounds beautiful. After 
living for 16 years in a New England colo- 
nial they are thrilled to find that a contem- 
porary design meets all their functional 
and aesthetic requirements. I can testify 
further that Dec has three charming and 
talented children. 

Surprise, surprise! I heard from Connie 
Buiteell ^"hite, now in Denver, where she 
and her husband ha\e their own public re- 
lations firm. They number among their 
clients the Aspen Music Festival and 
School, Denver Society for Crippled Chil- 
dren, LI. S. National Bank, etc. She is 
working hard but loving it. 

Another pleasant surprize — Anna Perkins 
Yoiing Adams from Dallas, where she has 
built a mi>dern house. Her works are in 
D. A. R., Symphony Orchestra, and spon- 
soring pre-teen mineral study club. Her 
h( bbies are golf and Theatre '57. She has 
a daughter graduating from Hockaday this 
year who will enter Oklahoma L',, where 
"Perk " graduated. Another daughter is in 
the 5th grade. Perk tells us Estelle Fjriss 
Marsh of Amarillo has 3 boys. 

Margaret Ron Ellice is also a traveler. 

lia\ ing been in England for the L'. S. elec- 
tion and the Suez crisis (immediate, not 
that it isn't still) and going from there to 
Italy. She has a daughter in Abbot Acadcjiiy 
and sees Dot B.irnuni Venter, '.^5, on trips 
to the school. They got together with Emily 
Marsh Nichols, who is working at Grace 
New Haven Hospital. Margaret is Red Staff Aide in the Records Room of 
her local medical center. 

Mary Alosts Lindsey was in N. Y. C. 
in December and hollered at me after a 
theatre and I didn't hear her! I can still 
hear that wonderful laugh, and I'm so 
sorry I missed her. She has } daughters, 
1.^, K and 6 and says the teen stage is 
something! Church and school take up 
Mary's time, and hunting currently takes 
up her husband's! The quail season is on. 

Charlotte Lee Lauck leads a busy life, 
working as secretary in the English Dept. 
at L', of Va.. also for the Chaplain to 
Episcopal students. She has a son in his 
last year in Civil Engineering at Cornell, 
a daughter at St. Anne's in Charlottesvillc 
and a 15 year old at Woodberry Forest 
and a girl 11 in Venable School. 

Dot Turno Gardner moved to Palo Alto 
3 years ago and finds Western life and 
climate to her liking. Two daughters in 
junior high with attendant activities and 
her own Scout work fill her days. At S. B. 
Day in San Francisco she saw Charlotte 
Ohnstead Gill, '35, and Emily Denton 
Tunis, '33. 

Kitty Means Neely is on Red Cross 
board as secretary and in the motor service 
and. living near Camp Kilmer, is involved 
with the Hungarian relief program. She 
has two daughters 1 6 and 1 3, one of whom 
plans to go to Sweet Briar. Kitty is prob- 
ably on a Caribbean cruise by the time you 
read this. She points out that "our 25th is 
only two years away, not a bit too soon to 
start dieting!" 

I had a nice Christmas letter from Mary 
Moore Rowe telling of her 3 boys, all of 
whom are now in school, Mary is playing 
the piano again with the oldest boy, claims 
she is no good, but we know better. 

Virginia Foster Gruen is already writini; 
letters drumming up interest in our 2 5th. 
She is active in her son's school association 
and in the Children s Museum in Indian- 
apolis. Has also helped raise S2.30() for 
Hungarian relief. She reports that Jean 
Lydecker Roberts lives in Cleveland, has a 
son at Colgate who is getting married in 
June! Virginia hears from Eleanor Filch 
\X'elch who is working in St. Petersburg, 

Betty Siitlle Briscoe says if telepathy 
means anything, some of us should have 
stirred restlessly in our sleep as she wrote 
for the Fund into the wee, small hours. 
She is "convinced of the importance of the 
Fund to the Crilege and of the necessity 
for Sweet Briar alumnae not to be found 
wanting in this respect. " Betty and her 
family had a marvelous time at a dude 
ranch last year, and this fall moved into 
a new house. 

I have saved Helen Hofjecker Roehm's 
reply for the last, not for any reason other 
than I thought it was a particularly in- 
spiring one to end on, one which may 
help us all for some time to come. "My 
conclusion is that if each of us would 
ask ourselves that question (what has given 
you the most satisfaction?) often enough, 

we would all be stimulated to greater effort 
on behalf of our fellow man and the ful- 
fillment of our own lives. For me. it is 
the fact that for the first time in a number 
of years I have attained a certain "serenity" 
in the acceptance of my 6 year old daugh- 
ter's handicap and a hope for the future 
which has stimulated the desire to find out 
just tfhat can be done to help others and 
to get out and help do it." Helen's husband 
has a physical handicap, and she has been 
putting in some difficult years. We all wish 
her well in the near future and are grateful 
to her for her unselfish attitude. 

I have been practically terse with most 
of your news, but I was thrilled to have so 
much to cut down. Best to everybody. 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Ruth Myers Pleasants, '34, writes: "The 
book is great," and Mary Pringle also '34 
adds, "I certainly enjoyed reading the 
book. I'm proud to be in the same class 
as Martha Lou." 



Warren W. Clute, Ir.), Watkins Glenn, 

N. Y, 

Secretary: Anne Baker (Mrs. Howard 

L. Gerhart), Vineyard Dr., Rt. 5, Gibsonia. 


Fund Agent: JuLiET Halliburton (Mrs. 

Oscar W. Burnett), 1910 Lafayette Ave., 

Greensboro, N. C. 

I know that you all will be sorry to 
hear of the death last November of Betty 
Thompson Reif's husband, Ernest. He was 
a fine man and his going is a great loss to 
his community as well as to his family. 
Betty spoke so beautifully of the wonderful 
comfort her children, a girl at the L'niver- 
sity of Michigan, and a boy at Mercerville 
Academy, have been to her. Our love and 
thoughts are with you. Betty. 

Judy Halliburton Burnett has a quiet 
house with her daughter a freshman at 
Converse College and her son a junior at 
Episcopal High School. 

Barbara Benzinger Lindsley writes of sit- 
ting next to Doris Crane Loveland at a 
cajiip horse show in Colorado. What a 
coincidence that Doris' son .Salty and Bar- 
bara's son Bart were attending the same 
camp. Barbara also had a trip East last 
summer, business, pleasure and looking at 

Roberta Cope Gerlach tells of finishing 
their Cape Cod home in Boston, tutoring 
in Latin and French, and she comments 
on the full social life of her daughters, 
7 and 11, 

Rusty writes that they have bought a 
lot near Interlochen, the National Music 
Camp in Michigan. John, her eldest son, 
hopes to attend soon. \i'e will be practi- 
cally neighbors in the summertime. 

Betty Aiyers Harding and Ken had their 
Caribbean cruise at Christmas time, but are 
back to the mundane things of life once 

Howard (my husband) and son Peter 
flew to Florida for a week's vacation: 
they called the other night during a bliz- 
zard and told of sunshine and 75° tem- 
peratures. Howard leaves for Europe in 
March-all business this time, but I'd love 
to go with him ! Instead Im returning to 
Milwaukee for a short visit with family 
and friends. 

Spring 1957 



PnsiJeni: Frances W. Gregory, West- 
hampton College, University of Richmond, 

Secretaries: Fran Baker (Mrs. John K. 
Owen), II Elniwood Road, Baltimore 10, 
Md. Marquart Powell (Mrs. Harrison 
P. Doty), 2030 Hill St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Fiiiiii Agent: Annette Harley (Mrs. 
Joseph Chappell), 425 St. Lawrence Dr., 
Silver Spring, Md. 

Most of us are going full tilt in the 
winter whirl, so maybe it will give you a 
twinge of nostalgia to hear last summer's 
news. From the Richmond group; Kitty 
Lorr.iiiie Hyde's Janet, 13, went to Merrie- 
VCood Camp in Sapphire, N. C. Kitty, 
husband Frank Taylor, daughter Terry 
and scins Terry and Brad spent several 
week-ends at Va. Beach. Logan Phinizy 
Johis was near Greenville last summer and 
saw Ruth Rohinsuii and Mary Lee Poiii- 
dexler and their husbands. They all tried 
to look up Fuzzy Taylor but never made 
connections. Logan is president of the 
board of the Memorial Foundation,' a 
home for the study and treatment of emo- 
tionally disturbed children. Good for her! 
Maria Gray I 'aUntnie Curtis, husband Ted 
and children Calvin, Teddy, and Louise 
went to Bernardsville, N. J., in July and 
to Virginia Beach for a long week-end. Our 
sympathy goes to the family of Wilfred 
Gocdwyn, husband of Elizabeth Lee Val- 
entine and brother of Lydia, in 'Wilfred's 
untimely death this past summer. 

Pinkie and Fred Scott were away the last 
part of August picking up their youngest 
son from his N. H. camp, visiting friends 
near there and in Canada, and winding up 
with a long week-end in Bay Head, N. J. 
Pinkie saw Rose Hyde Fales at Squam Lake, 
N. J., looking younger and handsomer 
than ever. Pinkie. Stumpy, Logan, Jackie 
Moore and Kitty Hyde lunched together 
in Richmond this past summer. Stumpy 
and daughter Peggy spent three weeks with 
Pinkie at Bundoran Farm in June and July, 
and according to Pinkie, Peggy is a cute 
little blonde and very intelligent. Stumpy 
later visited in Baltimore and spent August 
at Virginia Beach with her mother. Alva 
Root Bound was in lovely old Edgartown, 
on Martha's Vineyard. (I envy her the 
surroundings and also the possible chance 
at a curly maple sideboard which a friend 
of mine saw there marked "sold. " Yes, 
that delightful disease, antique-hunting, 
afflicts more of us all the time!) 

Dottie Bmch Bagg has lived for 19 years 
in the great paper city of Holyoke, Mass., 
where her husband is treasurer and assistant 
superintendent of the Parsons Paper Co, 
She says, "At the moment Ranee, age 11, 
is recovering from a broken arm and Terry, 
Jr., age 9, is wondering how he can do 
same to get his share of attention. My 
three men are keeping me in shape fishing, 
camping, skiing, etc. My best to all the 
gals in '36." 

Alice Benel Hopkins writes that son 
Christie is a 200 lb. junior in high school, 
playing football every game with model 
shipbuilding on week-ends. Alice is in 
junior high with many interests. Husband 
Porscher is busy with Marine Reserves and 
golf, his principal non-business interests. 
Alice saw ■\X'arwick R«r/ Brown and family 

at Kanuga. Bob is Bishop of Arkansaw 
and their 'W'ickie is a freshman at \>.'t:\- 

Nancy Braniell Holderness is the same 
pretty whirlwind, I can report from per- 
sonal observation. John and I spent two 
wonderful days in Tarboro on our way to 
Boca Raton, Florida, early in December to 
the Southern Surgical Meeting. Between 
parties we caught up on news, and I can 
only say that there isn't a busier, happier 
person anywhere than our Nancy. Her 
wonderful five children have their parents' 
warm personalities and charm, and the 
Holderness household is the center of fun 
for all ages. Heard from another dynamo 
at Christmas, Connie Warutr McElhinney 
who with her husband and three children 
is having the time of her life hunting in 
the beautiful countryside near their "Comer- 
stone Farm," Leesburg, Va. Their card 
showed a sketch of Connie and the two 
girls taking the jumps while her husband 
took out the dogs and son Paul fondled 
one of his beloved guns. 

Our Baltimore alumnae chapter had a 
very enjoyable Christmas tea with 106 
attending, including prospective students. 
Miss Jean 'Williams was our honor guest. 
Everyone is busy these days, but do write 
me news. Love, 


Dear Ladies: 

I sent out 140 cards this time. Thirty of 
you responded speedily, so here goes. 
Anne Parr Foot wants to know if she is the 
first grandmother in our class. Her 19 year 
old daughter was married on Sept. 3, 195'), 
and had a son on June 3, 1956. Her son 
John Winslow is in his last year at school 
and may come to America for a short visit 
in the summer before beginning his national 
service. Anne says that apart from these 
two items she leads a secluded country life 
in England. Peg Campbell L'sher says she 
lives in the same old suburban rut. All 
their vacations are spent in Annisquam, 
Mass., where they have a home. Her daugh- 
ter Susan is a day student at the Masters 
School in Dobbs Ferry. She is in the eighth 
grade. She wrote that Peg Lloyd Bush and 
her family have been taking turns having 
the mumps. Hope the turns are over by 
now. Peg herself wrote that she has grad- 
uated from the Junior League. Some of 
these statistics are aging me fast. 

Orissa Holden Perry has a brand new son 
born late in October. His name is Gurden. 
She also has a two year old, Walter IIL 
The Perry's are going to move the first 
of May into a wonderful old house on the 
harbor in Southport, Conn. It was built 
in 1830 by the first Gurden Perry and has 
been in the family ever since. Emily Boiren 
Muller, whom I enjoyed seeing at reunion 
in June, writes that Susan-Emily is seven 
this year and a Brownie. Emily is a Brownie 
leader and enjoying it. Her son Chip, 9, 
is a Cub Scout. Drum lessons for him, 
ballet for Susan-Emily, church activities 
for all of them keep the Mullers busy. 

One of you Lynchburg ladies sent me a 
perfectly fascinating card, completely blank. 
Not even an initial to provide a clue. 
Martha Anne Harvey Gwinn's daughter 
Anne, who is a senior at Sweet Briar, will 
be married soon after graduation. L'ncle 
Sam has designs on the groom. Martha 
Anne wants to know if this will make her 

the first "baby" in our class to graduate 
fro)ii Sweet Briar and also the first bride. 
I think we will have to assemble some of 
these statistics for the next issue. Peg 
Huxley Dick's card really has me reeling. 
Peg has two married sons and is expecting 
her fifth grandchild in June. I don't believe 
any one can top that. Her 18 year old 
Carroll is at Lake Pine College in Pains- 
ville, Ohio. Her other daughter, Harriet, 
16, is at St. Catherine's in Richmond. 
Young Ned, 9, is home alone and having 
a wonderful time. Arnie Snsong Jones and 
three of her five visited Peg last summer. 
She sees Chickie Gregory when she is in 
Richmond. Peg heard from Cabby Mitchell 
at Christmas. Cabby's son Sparky is in his 
last year at high school and wants to be a 
surgeon. Cabby herself wrote that she saw 
Cile Porter Piplar a couple of months ago 
for the first time in over 20 years. Cile is as 
attractive as ever but with very short hair. 
She lives in Memphis but was in St. Louis 
for a real estate convention. Cabby is 
with children and civic programs. She be- 
longs to a ladies' investment syndicate 
which she says is lots of fun. It sounds 
fascinating to me. I'd like to know more 
about it. Esther O'Brian Robinson also 
heard from Cabby at Christmas. Says Cabby 
reported temperature was 30 below zero 
and three feet of snow. Sounds cold to me. 
Tillie has an interior design and decoration 
business which is thriving. Her son Johnny 
is 15 and a sophomore at Concord (Mass.) 
high school. Towle is still with Westing- 
house in Boston. La Donahue is serving 
her fifth year as a den mother. Her two 
older sons are Eagle Scouts. She hopes to 
go to Swarthmore for Jin's class reunion 
in June and also Atlantic City for Inter- 
national Kiwanis Convention. Last summer 
they took the boys west. They saw Dodie 
BurriU Walker in San Francisco. La reports 
she is active in Y. W. work and Children's 
Theatre in addition to the usual house- 
keeping duties. I saw Muggy Gregory 
Cukor at reunion in June and we had a 
fine time catching up. Muggy works long 
and hard for the S. B. Club in New York. 
She is also busy with church work and has 
sponsored a Hungarian family. She has one 
son, Gregory. Katie Niles Parker's son 
David is a freshman at Wesleyan. daughter 
Anne has one more year in high school. 
Katie doesn't think she will go to Sweet 
Briar. Tony and John are in 9th and 5th 
grades, respectively. Louise Damgard Eichel- 
kraut wrote they had just returned from a 
visit to the west coast where they visited 
daughter Lynn who is in her second year at 
Stanford L'niversity. She missed reunion 
last year because of a party to announce 
Lynn's engagement. Louise, Mary Virginia 
Camp Smith and Marjorie 'Wing Todd all 
wrote me the tragic news about Yvonne 
Dekker Boomsliter. On the evening of 
June 13th, Yvonne complained of feeling 
dizzy. She lay down and was gone almost 
immediately. She was buried in Norfolk, 
Virginia, her birthplace, on the 17th. Be- 
sides her husband, she leaves three small 
daughters, Paula Elise 7. Ann Dekker 5. 
and Sara Ransome 2. I am sure that we are 
all saddened and shocked by this news. I 
have written her husband to express the 
sympathy of the class. 

Mary Virginia says her life is just pro- 
ceeding along the same old channels. Mar- 
jorie irVw.^ Todd has three children in 


Alumnae Newi 

school and a 2 1 -month old baby at home. 
Her life is understandably busy. Pinkie 
writes they are off to Florida for two weeks. 
They have had the coldest weather in years 
in Virginia. Pinkie says their 8 acre lake 
froze completely over and they all had a 
wonderful time ice skating. Polly R'n-h 
Wiles has been working for her husband 
for several years. Has just stopped but still 
doesn't know what it is like to be a lady 
of lesiure as the first two weeks away from 
the office were spent on jury duty. Now 
she hopes to have a breather. Alma M.ii/hi 
Rotnem wants us all to send for Lou Lem- 
mi>n Stohlman's "History of Sweet Briar." 
She says it is fascinating and has over 90 
pictures. Alma is doing the promotion for 
it. I have sent for my copy. Mary Lee 
Poindexur's daughter, Eleanor Willingham, 
was married on June 5 to Harold Powell. 
All of the attendants at Mary's wedding 
except Lib Morton and Fuzzy Taylor were 
there. They all reported it was a beautiful 
wedding with a beautiful bride. Chloe 
Frierson wrote about the wedding this 
time. Next time she says she will report 
on her brood of four. Jane Sbeltoii Wil- 
liams says Chloe is streamlined and as 
beautiful as ever. Jane says Mary Lee 
looked more like the bride's sister than her 
mother. Ruth Robinson Madison also re- 
ported on the wedding. Dorothea McClure 
Mountain says they moved into a new home 
last summer. Her 13 year old daughter 
enjoys the recreation room immensely. 
Dorothea, brave girl, has a Girl Scout 
troop of 14 thirteen year olds. Margaret 
Rubtilson Dcnsmore has a part time job 
at the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, 
Mass. She works in the library. Her daugh- 
ter Caroline is spending her junior year 
abroad in Florence, Italy. The boys (she 
didn't say how many there were) are at 
Belmont Hill School and are hockey enthus- 
iasts. Callie Furniss Wolfe says she ran 
into Alice Benet Hopkins in Rich's. Says 
Alice hasn't changed a bit. Callie's son 
John will be going to college next year and 
hasn't made his choice yet. Stumpy is 
teaching at Collegiate School for Boys in 
New York City. It is a job she had 10 
years ago and one that she finds as delight- 
ful as ever. Her child Peggy is devine. but 
growing up too. Nancy Pjrsons Jones, 
husband and children visited Stumpy. The 
Jones are all going to Honolulu this sum- 
mer. George-Ann ].icksou Slocum writes 
from Beacon, New '^'ork, that they have 
had lots of snow but all are avid skiers. 
The Slocums have three children, two of 
whom are twins. George-Ann says the 
Sweet Briar benefit "Happy Hunting" was 
lots of fun and a great success. Lucille 
Cox savs she is having a thrilling year 
teaching Latin to four classes at the E. C. 
Glass High School in Lynchburg. She had 
a summer's study in Greece. 

Mary Agnes Young Turner also had 
tragic news to report. Her husband died 
on June 2"itli with no warning at all. She 
is left with two little boys, one nearly 3 
and the other 13 months. After her hus- 
band's death, Mary Agnes moved to a 
smaller house at 5931 Anniston Road in 
Bethesda, Maryland. Her mother is with 
her. I know we all send our deepest 
sympathy to Mar)' Agnes. 

There seems to be a slight mix-up. At 
reunion we were told to choose a class 
secretary. I seem to be it. A note from 

Fran B.iker Owen says she was under the 
impression she had the job until June 1957. 
So if you find two letters in this issue or 
things .seem confused, you will understand 
why. Fran has four children, is a den 
mother, and indulges in all the usual 
activities of mothers of four. The most 
important news item in the Doty family 
is of course our move. Ford International 
closed its New York office and moved the 
division bag and baggage to Dearborn. I 
don't know whether we come under the 
title of bag or baggage, but we are in Ann 
Arbor. My husband drives 35 miles to his 
office every day but as it takes him about 
the same length of time that it did to get 
to New York from New Rochelle, the 
mechanics of our day are about the same. 
None of us had ever been in the mid-west 
before so it was quite an upheaval. My 
son, Leete, almost 17, is at Berkshire 
School in Sheffield, Mass. My daughter 
Barbara is a 9th grader at Kent Place 
School in Summit, New Jersey. Sonia is 
a 7th grader at Tappan Junior High School 
here, Marquart is in the second grade at 
Angell School. I was lucky enough to get 
a part-time job even though we arrived 
late. Two days after we arrived in Ann 
Arbor I started teaching French at Angell 
School. I have about 90 children divided 
into three groups of 4th, 5th and 6th 
graders. I enjoy the work very much. I do 
miss my adult classes, though. During my 
first week here a child asked me if I knew 
a certain person. I said no, that I had only 
been in Ann Arbor a few days. There was 
a gasp from the whole class and they ex- 
claimed "But how did you learn English 
so quickly?" Our move was complicated 
by having to get the children who were 
left in the East settled in their respective 
schools. About a week before I planned 
to come out here to look for a house, Sonia 
broke her ankle while on a visit to her 
grandmother in Pennsylvania. At last in 
mid-November we set out in two cars to 
drive from New Rochelle to Ann Arbor. 
I do not advise trying to move and settle 
between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We 
are gradually making progress in all direc- 
tions. I hope by the next issue of the News 
that all will be running smoothly. I will try 
to get the cards out a little sooner. 

The following are lost. Who can help? 
Mary Knapp (Mrs. George David Thes- 
quiere). Catherine Ohiheim (Mrs. Howard 
Heni7). Audrey Joyce Allen. Dorothy 
Hellen Allison. Mrs. Jo. Corwin Tartt. 
Janet Barnes Gilman (Mrs. Robert A.). 
Jean Claire Bird (Mrs. Leslie Earle 
Antonius), Myra Bridges (Mrs. William 
Cirecr). Katherine Broughton (Mrs. John 
Shannon). Harriet Butler (Mrs. Thomas 
A. Stevenson). Ruth Copeman (Mrs. Gil- 
bert Ronstadt). Elizabeth Cox (Mrs. 
George Schmidt, Jr.). Anna de Grafi' (Mrs. 
William 'VCood Cross). Helen Finley. Jane 
Fox (Mrs. Truman Dodson I'V). Priscilla 
Grainger (Mrs. Adair Mackay. Jr.). Doro- 
thy Harper (Mrs. Henry Bridges). Eliza- 
beth Hartridge. Harriet Hicok. Martha 
Hornor (Mrs. J. Brent Maxwell). Virginia 
Kingsberry (Mrs. I. B. Hale). Eleanor 
Krekeler (Mrs. Allan Christian). Marian 
I-ilygren (Mrs. Henry Farrell). Jean Luce. 
lane Marquardt (Mrs. Norman Murphy). 
Louise McDonald (Mrs. "W'. L. Byerly, Jr.). 
Dorothy Rauh (Mrs. John Collins Jackson). 

Adelaide Saunders (Mrs. Douglas Westin). 
Phyllis Teed (Mrs. Ferris B. Wafle). 
Elizabeth Voigt (Mrs. Voigt Quarlcs). 
Mary Wilson (Mrs. Robert Richards). 


Secretary: Dorothy Proi;t (Mrs. Robert 
W. Gorsuch), Kings Highway, Chapel 
Hill, Atlantic Highlands, N. J. 
riind Agent: Rosalie Hall (Mrs. Rosalie 
Hall Cramer), 75 Roxbury Rd., Garden 
City, Long Island, N. Y. 

Your response to our request for news 
has been terrific. I've had such fun reading 
your cards, and now the time has come to 
share them. But before I do, I would like 
to say how deeply moved 1 was by the 
beautiful tribute paid to Terry Shaiv Mc- 
Curdy by Miss Lucas in the November 
All'MNAE News. Because of Terry's un- 
selfish contribution of her time and many 
talents to Sweet Briar and the lives of 
others, we are truly inspired and proud 
that she was one of us. 

Of the twenty-two replies, fifteen gals 
are planning to return for our twentieth. 
Each day more cards come in but I must 
get this to Jackie in time to go to press. 
Remember, we have only one twentieth 
reunion — and let's make it a real roundup. 
At the end of the letter I will give you 
the names of the gals who are definitely 
coming, not coming, and non-committal, 
those we have not heard from and several 
whose addresses are unknown. 

Lollie Redfern Ferguson writes of her 
activities in the Children's Theater in Nor- 
folk and their production of "The Travel- 
ling Musicians" in February. How nice 
her talents, which were well-known at 
S. B., are now giving pleasure to .so many. 
Her daughter, Anne, is now twelve and 
is two inches taller than her mama. She 
hopes Sizzy Johnson Finley will be back 
on campus with her in June. Jane Collins 
Corwin is in Germany and will return too 
late to be with us. Incidentally, June will 
be Lollie's sister's tenth reunion at S. B. 

Anne Ljuman Bussey is working on plans 
for a baby sitter for her eight year old 
daughter and seven year old son so she can 
be with us. She and her family have travel- 
led a great deal but have been in Arlington, 
Va.. for the last three years. Betty Willi.inis 
Allison has had her share of travelling, 
too. Her family, including four children, 
Betsy 10, Jimmy 8, Mary 7, Josephine 5, 
spent last summer on a dude ranch in 
Montana. Next summer they plan to go to 
Spain and southern France and Italy. Vl'hen 
hi^me, she is active in Junior League work, 
her church and hospital auxiliary. 

Our buttons are really bursting with pride 
over Ellie Snodgr.iss Park. Ellie has been 
appointed Assistant U. S. Attorney for the 
District of Columbia, assigned to the Civil 
Division. She writes that her work is fasci- 
nating but that it keeps her busy along 
with her thirteen year old son. Houston. 
He's a typical teen-ager, according to Ellie, 
con.stantly on the phone and "rocking and 

Becky Douglass Mapp and her hu.sband 
have just returned from a two weeks' trip 
to Mexico — mostly Acapulco. where they 
enjoyed the swimming and fishing. Her 
three girls. Mildred 1-4, Margaret 11, and 
Carolyn 9, keep her involved in many 

Spring 1957 


activities. Peggy Cruikshank Dyer liad her 
fifth child last July, a daughter, who is the 
|oy of their lives. They are now living in 
Marion. Mass. Her oldest is Mary 14. 
Julie l.V Tinimy S. and Nancy 6. 

May M'eslun Thompson is looking for- 
ward to S. B. in June, along with Bobby 
Jjnis, maybe. May and Bart recently spent 
the weekend at Skytop. where they went 
for their honeymoon. 

Lil Ljmherl Pennington has been living 
in Thomasville, N. C, for the past nine- 
teen years and has run the gamut of civic 
jobs. At present she is President of the 
NX'oiiian's Club which is the civic and 
social center of the town. Her son, Neiland, 
is now a Fourth Form (Soph.) student at 
Woodberry Forest School. Bring back 
memories, girls? She and Polly Lambeth 
Blackwell will be on hand at S. B. and 
hope Marie W'.ilker Gregory and Agnes 
Ci\nvjurti Bates will come too. Polly has 
three girls and they have moved into a 
newly purchased house and are having all 
the fun of decorating and landscaping. 
Marie is active in Garden Club work, 
church activities and taking care of young 
John Gregory. 

Had a nice letter from Helen }Y'illijm- 
sr/ii Dumont. Her most important news is 
of her husband, Wayne, who is running 
in the April primary of N. J. for the 
nomination for Governor on the Republican 
ticket. Being a native of N. J., I naturally 
have read a great deal about Wayne. He 
has a wonderful record and is well quali- 
fied to be Governor. Last September, Helen, 
Wayne and their fifteen year old son, Hunt, 
had a wonderful vacation in the Canadian 

Dottie Piice Roberts has a six-foot-one 
son, Scott, now fourteen and a daughter 10, 
named Jeannie. She hopes to make Reunion 
"while she can still make it under her own 
power" — me too. Nat Hopkiiu Griggs 
plans to be on campus with Dottie and 
Isabel Olmslead Haynes. Nat's three chil- 
dren, Eleanor 12, Shirley 10, and John 7, 
keep her stepping along with church and 
Junior League work. 

All the above gals, including Peter Dyer 
Sorenson and me, expect to be at S. B, in 
June. If all plans work out, this should 
be the best turnout we ever had. 

There are three gals who have responded 
with news but have not said whether or 
not they will be on hand for Reunion. 
Our hats off to Lee Hjll Cramer who has 
done a magnificent job as Fund agent for 
our class. Through her efforts we have 
increased the number of contributors and 
also the amount contributed. Her daughter. 
Kathie. is away at boarding school while 
Lee keeps busy with her job and running 
her home. Kate Shafjer Hardy has one 
child asvay at school and two at home. Her 
days are taken up with familiar activities — 
Junior League, swimming, golf, art lessons, 
and taking care of her family. Anna Mary 
C/j.iiles Straub is busy with Scouts. P. T. A., 
Junior League and her three children, Pam 
14. Jakie 10. and Christopher 3- 

You will all be disappointed to learn 
of the four who cannot be with us in June. 
Molly Crt/ber Stoddart is working for her 
M. A. at the University of Pa. and will 
be up to her ears in exams when we 
are enjoying ourselves. Maggie Curnwell 
Schmidt and her daughter Ruthie. now 13. 
are planning to sail for Europe on June 

18. Maggie loves her job as advisor for a 
class of sixteen-year olds at John Bur- 
roughs .School in St. Louis. Jackie Cuchun 
Nicholson is very disappointed not to be 
able to he with us but hopes anyone coming 
through Alexandria, Va., will stop to see 
her. She and Chink have a son, Jackie. Jr., 
who is fourteen and a daughter, Elizabeth, 
now four years old. Libby Lee McPhail 
can't make Reunion. Our best to her and 
her family which includes Freddy 10, and 
Betsy 4. 

Can you help us on some Lost addresses? 
If so, write the Alumnae Office at S. B. 
We want to locate Gurley Ciirler Davis, 
Griselda Derii/ger Plater, Peggy Minder 
Davis, Helen Neie. 

Those we have had no news from or 
liboiil are as follows: Elizabeth BM Fensom, 
Janet Bogite Trimble. Margaret Bradley 
Forsyth, Nina Caulhorn Jarvis, Martha 
Clark. Kathleen Eshlemaii Maginnis, Jr., 
Mary Freaiiff Klein, Lucy Gore. Faith Gorl 
Herpers, Virginia Hardin. Frances Kemp 
Pettyjohn. Jr., Sara Kiripa/r/ek Fearing, 
Anne Letiimoii, Margaret Leini. Margaret 
MaeRay Jackson, Barbara Miiiiii Green, Jr., 
Nancy Nalle Lea. Eddina Netfby Adams, 
Helen Rae Wainwnght, III, Ruth Rniidle 
Charters, Margaret Sandidge. Elizabeth 
Sicard Sita, Dorothy Sleirart, Elinor Ward 
Francis, Jr. 

Peter Dyer Sorenson's oldest daughter, 
Alicia, graduates this year but Peter will 
be able to make S. B. after the graduation 
and before she is due to arrive in Mass. 
for her son's festivities. Last fall I went 
to Maplewcod and enjoyed seeing some 
S. B. gals at the final development program 
roundup. Like the rest of you I find there 
are not enough hours in the day to keep 
up with the "musts" of the modern "home 
executive" but it's fun along with the hard 
work. I know you all must feel as I do, 
eternally grateful to Sweet Briar for pre- 
paring us so well for our particular roles. 

I hope to write to the gals I have not 
heard from, hoping to stimulate some in- 
terest in Reunion. It will be so wonderful 
to "turn back the clocks, " get back in fiat 
shoes, and show the class of '57 that there's 
plenty of life left in the '37ners. See you 
in June! 


President: JuLiE Sanders (Mrs. Richard 
A. Michaux), 4502 Dover Road, Rich- 
mond 21, 'Va. 

Secretary: Jean Oliver (Mrs. E. Alton 
Sartcr, Jr.), 546 Unadilla Street, Shreve- 
port, La. 

Fund Aeenls: Mary Elizabeth Barge 
(Mrs. William H. Schroder, Jr.), 2628 
Habersham Road, Atlanta, Ga.; Sarah 
Belk (Mrs. Charles G. Gambrell), 125 E. 
S4th Street, Apt. 6-A, New York, N.Y. 

Some of my fall deluge of news arrived 
too late at the time, so we will catch up 
now. Henny Collier Armstrong happily re- 
ported her marriage October 24 to Dr. 
Darrell Ayer. They will continue to live 
in Henny's hojiie-town. Atlanta, Georgia. 
Much happiness, Henny ! 

Mardie Hodill Smith in Ohio wrote that 
she had a terrific fall from a horse on May 
13 — "Mc-ther's Day yet!" and had 6 pelvic 
breaks. After much time spent flat on her 
(aching!) back, she was learning to walk 

again. Hope the recovery is complete by 

Elizabeth Perjkius Prothro broke a long 
silence from Wichita Falls, Texas and said, 
"With 4 children and a few club activities, 
I do everything except write letters. " She 
and Charles took all 4 children to Sun 
Valley for 10 days in August. Son Joe is 
a freshman at Stanford, and Kay has her 
heart set on S. B. C. next year (is this our 
first class child to come "home"?). 

Ruth Harmon Keiser's active family in 
Princeton, N. J., seem to be the sporty type. 
The 3 children. 4, 9, and 10, enjoyed swim- 
ming and sailing in N. H. last summer, 
and Ruth barely missed Boot Vanderbilt 
Brown, but caught a glimpse of Anne 
Benedict Swain. 

Peggy Roper Willis in Denver has A 
children ("8th grade to kindergarten"), 
canning, sewing, church, P. T. A. and 
club work to help keep her busy. 

Julie Sanders Michaux in Richmond had 
the tea for current S. B. C. students in 
September and then plunged into the tough 
job of being Women's Chairman of the 
Community Chest Drive. 

Yvonne Leggett Dyer headquartered in 
Bronxville all summer, but "tooted off to 
Nantucket, N. H., and Long Island — good 
enough to repeat in "57." She saw Lew 
Griffith, '38, at a hat shoppe on the Thruway 
in N. H. Lew and her dentist husband 
run a camp and had been interviewing 
counsellors in N. Y. C. Another "It's a 
small world "-er has been Lee Montague 
Joachim who saw Kitty Lauder Stephenson 
in Miami last winter, where Kitty's small 
daughter Nan delighted the guests by sing- 
ing with the orchestra (unbeknownst to 
mama!). Lee saw Patty Bah Vincent while 
both were visiting in Charlottesville last 
summer. Patty wrote she also saw Ann 
Cauthorn in June. Lee took her daughter 
to see S. B. C, and Lee loved her first visit 
back in 17 years. Her daughter hopes to 
attend in 1959. 

Betty Frazier Rinehart partly escaped a 
hot summer in Tulsa with a trip to Canada 
and then on to Washington, D. C, where 
she lunched with Happy James Wathen 
and Jean McKenny Stoddard. Janet Thorpe 
also had lunch one day with Jean. As of 
early November, Jean, Johnny, and their 4 
children were leaving for a 2 year stay in 
Florence, Italy, where Johnny is on State 
Department duty. Janet has had a long 
siege of illness, but is back at work again 
now. Janet rates tops for the amount of 
news on a postcard ! She also reported Jean 
Moore von Sternberg has moved out to 
Arcadia. California; could that be near 
Susette Botilell McLeod's new address of 
La Jolla? Another who has "gone west" is 
Phyllis Todd Ellis, now in Tacoma, Wash- 

Betty Barnes Bird wrote from Germany 
that after a year of it (courtesy of Uncle 
Sam), "Housekeeping with a maid here is 
10 times as complicated as without one at 
home." She announces the arrival of 
Richard Foster Bird on April 22, to make 
a total of 3 boys and 1 girl. They vaca- 
tioned in Switzerland and Italy, and hubby 
William climbed the Matterhorn. 

There was an interesting card from Mar- 
guerite Myers Glenn way out in Long 
Beach, Washington, in answer to my query 
about the meaning of her home address, 
Crangiiyma Farms. She writes, "To explaio 


Aliininae News 

the name of our farm (we just bought it 
from my father this year)— Cran for cran- 
berries, Guy (my father's name), yma (my 
mother's name Amy). \X'e have 150 acres 
of cranberries growing on the bog. ant! also 
raspberries, blueberries, a rhododendron 
and azalea nursery, and a cranberry proc- 
e.ssing plant — enough to keep us and the •( 
boys (including 14 months old Jonathan)" 

A long newsy letter from Jane Micssiwy 
Beauchamps tells of life in the Espanola 
Valley, 20 miles from Los Alamos where 
husband Richard works. Jane calls herself 
a farmer's wife, and speaks of canning 
fruits and vegetables derived from garden- 
ing by irrigation. The drouth gave them 
trouble though, but still they put up 5 tons 
of hay. Sounds like more than enough for 
the retired race horse and pony they own! 
Jane is learning to ride side-saddle on a 
saddle acquired from an old lady who can 
remember Indian raids. The whole family 
seems to enjoy hunting and fishing and 
riding, and the horses, goat, chickens and 
rabbit that make up the Beauchamps 
ranchito of 5 acres. 

There are a few more address changes — 
people do get around ! Jean BLick De Land 
is in Wilton, Conn.. Mary A\clii!ush Sherer 
in Holden, Mass., 'Virginia Sissoii 'White 
in Atlanta. Ga., Narcissa DilLmi Overstreet 
in Charlottesville, Va., Shirley Hofjnuii 
Lawrence in Pound Ridge, N. Y .. and 
Shirley l(jin> Woodward to Orlando. Fla. 
So attention S. B. C. Alumnae Clubs in 
those spots! 

Hope none of you ever get in a tough 
circumstance of family illness as I was in 
October and November with my father 
seriously ill, but if you do, plan it so you 
can be near Kitty Liuder Stephenson in 
Greenville, S. C. She is a most kind and 
gracious hostess, and has a charming home 
and family on a mountain with a lovely 
view. She brightened Thank.sgiving Day for 
me, and otherwise made bearable a long 
6 week stay near the hospital. We poured 
over our senior year annual, and one of the 
pleasures of being class secretary is know- 
ing where our classmates live, and as much 
about them as they will w-rite to me. 
Keep me posted so I can write better class 


President: HnLF.N ScHMiD (Mrs William 

H. Hardy), 27-iO L.ike Drive, S. E., Grand 

Rapids 6, Mich. 

Secretary: Muriel Barrows (Afrs. James 

F. Neall). 29 Foxridge Rd., West Hartford, 


Fu)id Agent: HoRTENSE Powell (Mrs. 

Prentice Cooper), Shelbyville, Tenn. 

Draw near, all you who are tired of 
freezing winds, zipping children into snow- 
suits, and shoveling snow to keep your 
forty-year old husbands from having a heart 
attack — with which theory, incidentally. 
Ike's doctor does nut agree — and read of 
some of our friends who are in warm and 
sunny climes. 

From Biloxi. Mississippi (Air conditioned 
hotel the stationery boasts!) comes word 
from Hortense Powell Cooper who said 
"My husband is down here taking part in 
the Southern Assembly, which is sponsored 
by Tulane. and they are discussing the 
Representation of the I'nited States Abroad. 

1 am looking in on it. but mainly vacation- 
ing with our youngest son. John Powell, 
who arrived October 1 "ith. We have two 
other sons, aged "i and 2''i. but left them 
home this time. 

"We (the Class) had an excellent re- 
sponse to my fall letter. Twenty-nine con- 
tributed $283.75 — almost twice the response 
over this same period last year. However, 
this is only a .start, so please, everyone 
contribute, if only a dollar. " 

Hortense included a card from Irene 
\'ongehr Vincent, and a picture of Irene 
and her adorable John Edward, born June 
16. Irene wrote, "Life around here has been 
at .sixes and sevens for months, and I en- 
close a picture of the reason why. Little 
John is a darling; it"s just that / cant 
seem to get the hang of four children. It 
seems like an army! I'm happy to report 
my second book, about a trip we made in 
India, is to be published next year by 
Fabers in London, tentatively titled "India, 
a Many Storeyed House. " with photographs 
made by my husband and me. It was a race 
between the book and the baby, as to which 
would be completed first; glad to say the 
book came in first, by three weeks. I wish 
that California weren't tjiiile so far from 
Sweet Briar." 

Libby Aiercer Hammond left February 
9th for a Caribbean cruise with her husband. 
Her seventeen year old son (6 ft. 2) is in 
his fourth year at Woodbury Forest in 
Orange. Virginia. Libby said she saw Anne 
]\".iti)ig Lane in Savannah recently and she 
looked fine. ij 

And '"Hazy"' H.tzelton was found in San 
Francisco between exciting trips. She was 
just back from Seattle where she saw Polly 
Poe Richmond and Beth Thonun Mason. 
They were her first SBC touch in years, she 
said, and "both looked wonderful, same 
for husbands, homes and children." Hazy 
is momentarily working for the Foreign 
Policy Association in S. F.. but is leaving 
in late March to visit her sister living near 
Paris for the spring and summer. 

Two more applicants for match-making 
mothers: A son, Chester Allen, was born 
on October 25 to Barbara Smith Whitlock. 
The baby has two older brothers and an 
older sister, and all live in Hillside, N. J. 
And Oli\ia Davis was born May 22 to 
you-know -who Brown, in Louisville, Ky. 

Polly Buze Glascock moved early in 
September to Short Hills, N. J., and she 
says that the house isn't actually new, only 
to them, and they have been busy re-dec- 
orating. She said she took her Scott to New- 
York to see Nancy H.niin.i Elliot and her 
family off for a year in Europe. Da\id will 
be at Oxford on a Ford Foundation grant 
studying International Law and History, 
and the family will do quite a bit of travel- 
ing on the Continent. 

"Teetee" Ai.iciiniion Ballard was one of 
the few kind ones who answered my post 
card pleading for class news. She lives in 
Bennington, III., an RED type of surburb 
of Chicago, and has Katy, i' i. Teddy. 3', 2. 
and Benjie. I'l- 1 he Ballards live not only 
in the deep country, but knee-deep in cats, 
dogs, and children apparently. She wTote: 
"I am duly impressed by the class of "-40 
which seems to be made up of Pillars of 
the Community and or Artists. I am neither! 
Sweet Briar contacts are few and far be- 
tween; but I did see Emory dll >X'illiams 
at a wedding in Richmond. She was so 

magnificantly sleek, svelt, and beautiful 
that I am still dazzled."' 

And to take us back 20 long years, Blair 
Buiiling Both wrote on the back of a 
Christmas card: "Remember Barbara Munn 
— Fire Chief Freshman Year? She lives a 
few blocks away (in Winnetka, 111.) and 
has a daughter in Blairs class." 

The class extends its sympathy to Mary 
Petty Johns/on Bedell whose father died 
in London last fall. 

Please start 1957 with two SBC reso- 

Send your check to Hortense 

Send much news of yourself and other 
'■40-ers to me. 


President: Joan Devore (Mrs. John E. 
Roth, Jr.), 2719 Hampshire Ave.. Cincin- 
nati 8, Ohio. 

Secretary: Margaret Stuart Wilson 
(Mrs. Kenneth H. Dickey), 1902 Ash St., 
Texarkana, Ark. 

Fund Agent: Evelyn Cantey (Mrs. An- 
drew B. Marion). 11 Trails End, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Many thanks for your cards and letters 
at Christmas time. I have never seen cuter 
children than these sweet things gazing up 
at me from so many pretty firesides. Also, 
I appreciated your encouragement on this 
5 year secretary job. To those happy souls 
who unthinkingly promised me one letter 
a year from which to glean news, don't let 
me down. 

Joan DeVore Roth sent the sweetest 
picture of their three girls. Barbara 9 yrs.. 
Dedie 6 yrs., and Nancy 3 yrs. DeVore and 
John "had a glorious 10th anniversary trip 
to Jamaica. Haiti, and Puerto Rico last 
month. We really 'got away from it all,' 
but were mighty glad to return home when 
the time came. We were with Piney Martin 
and Eugene Patterson often in San Juan. 
They were awfully good to us statesiders 
and wined and dined us beautifully. " 

Having written about those who attended 
Reunion. I thought you'd enjoy some news 
from those unable to attend. 

Doris Albray Barduch is married to an 
attorney and lives in Maplewood. N. J., 
with their 6 year old daughter and 3 year 
iild son (as well as a large Dalmatian). 
In answer to the questionnaire's "Do you 
have a job.-'"" Do says. "Ironic, isnt it? You 
work 2-1 hours a day. seven days a week. 
and still you must truthfully answer "no"."" 
Her interests are children, home. P. T. A., 
Little Theatre group, gardening, and dogs. 

Franny Baldunt VC'hitaker is also married 
to an attorney and they live in Birmingham. 
Their offspring number 3; boys 10 and 8 
years old. and a tiny girl 31). Franny has 
summed up their outstanding .accomplish- 
ments as "activity and noise." Their pic- 
tures are darling. Franny lists her interests 
as family, church, civic work, gardening, 
reading, and fishing. 

Edge Cardamonc O Donnell lives in 
I'tica, N. ^'.. with her husband and four 
children — Robert 13, Richard 10, Jean 7, 
and Edward -4. No snapshots, so I can't 
describe how attractive I know they are. 
Edge had hoped to come to Reunion but 
didnt make it. 

Betty Doucttt Neill also was planning 
to attend Reunion but didnt make it. Her 

Spring 1957 


husband is Associate Manager of the Col- 
lege Department of Henry Holt Co., pub- 
lishers, anJ they live in Tuckahoe, N. Y., 
with three children, John 8'/) years, Martha 
Ann 6V2 years, and Douglas 3'/2 years. 

Emory Hill Rex is married to a na\'al 
officer, and at present they are stationed in 
Hawaii with their 12 year old twins Lloyd 
and Aline, and Anne Loren, age 9. To 
quote from Emory's letter of May 10th, 
"I'm holding down the 'home front' while 
Dan is out at Eniwctok for the current 
tests. He has been away a month and a 
half and won't be home for quite awhile. 
As to activities, I have never been busier — 
I'm a Girl Scout leader, and at the moment 
president of the Ford Island Officers' Wives' 
Club. Also along with most of the wives, 
Irii taking hula lessons — which is fun and 
good exercise. Living on an island is time- 
consuming. You see. Ford Island is in the 
middle of Pearl Harbor — and we have to 
take a ferry or motor launch to go back 
and forth to the 'mainland!' You can't 
run out to the store' for a few minutes — 
it takes a couple of hours ! The children 
are all fine. Lloyd and Aline are in 7th 
grade, and Loren in 4th. The girls are 
brown as berries — and both good at this 
hula. Aline also takes ukelele lessons. Lloyd 
is very busy with Boy Scouts and Cub 
Scouts (he's a Den Chief) — and takes clari- 
net lessons. So there's never a dull or spare 
moment! It looks now as if we'll be here 
until January 1957 — and we have no idea 
yet where we go from here! " 

Pi Dou'liiig von Wellshiem's May 10th 
letter for the Reunion scrapbook also is too 
wonderful not to share. She begins by tell- 
ing Martha Jean, "I've already lost the ques- 
tionnaire you sent, and I haven't the fog- 
giest idea what your married name is, so 
I just hope I can get this written before 
the envelope with your address on it dis- 
appears, too! I cannot possibly come to our 
Reunion but I will certainly be wishing I 
could see everyone and find out if they are 
all still able to get into their clothes — it 
would take two sets of everything I once 
owned to cover my spacious build — when I 
think of those skinny days of 119 lbs. I 
have to sigh . . . All I seem to remember 
about the questionnaire was my present 
weight (around 140) and the size of my 
family — I did laugh at the four lines you 
provided for that. I am now the very busy 
and happy mother of seven who are: Ingrid 
12; Alfred, Jr. 10; Margaret 8; Patricia 6; 
Ellen 4; Mark 2; Richard Joseph, 7 months. 
We lost a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, who 
came between 'Trish and Ellie and as you 
can see, the last two boys came as a great 
boon after so many girls — and I feel like a 
more balanced sort of family at last! 

"We live in Newville which is a tiny 
hamlet in the country near Little Falls and 
we have a lovely old rambling house built 
in 1810 and complete with about 15 acres 
of land, a grist and saw mill, barns, red 
cabin, sheds and sheds, and inside four 
fireplaces — one in my huge kitchen and an- 
cther in my bedroom. Also, all the modern 
conveniences ! Alfred, Jr., takes a school bus 
into Little Falls each day to St. Mary's 
Academy where he is in the 5th grade and 
an avid baseball player — he also sleeps with 
a gun and holster under his pillow in case 
we are invaded by enemy cowboys in the 
night — very consoling to all of us. Trish 
was also going over to kindergarten at St. 

Mary's until Christmas Day when I had a 
\ery serious accident with the car and her 
poor little face was just shattered — since 
then we have been in and out of hospitals 
with her and she had to have her nose 
rebuilt, and all that remains now is a scar 
near her mouth which may or may not have 
to have plastic surgery when she is older. 
It has been a pretty terrible experience for 
us but we are so grateful to have her and 
Margie, who was also with me, alive and 
well again! Since Christmas three of the 
children have contracted whooping cough, 
of all the strange things — they all had shots 
for it as babies so the cases were not sup- 
posed to be very severe — just mopping up 
after them morning, noon, and night for 
the last six weeks and still they whoop 
away! So naturally I cannot leave them to 
go to a reunion or any place else for that 

"Ingrid and Margaret go to private 
school in Albany at Kenwood and aside 
from that, we lead a fairly quiet ( ?) exist- 
ence out here. My own family continues to 
try to take over the population quota in 
rural up-state New York, and my sister, 
Barbara, now leads with her thirteenth child 
due momentarily. Perhaps some of you have 
met her at the Boca Raton meeting of the 
Junior League a couple of years ago in 
Florida. I think she had ten then and flab- 
bergasted the entire assembly. So you see, 
when people ask me how many children I 
have, you can understand why I always say 
'only seven.' As Al says, it's a good start 
on a family!" 

What more can your lowly class secretary 
add, except to send me your news, and 
send Evie Cjiitey Marion or the S.B. office 
your checks. 

Carl and Frances Boynton Drake, '42g, 
with Sandy, Tim and Eleanor. 


President: CATHERiNn Coleman, Hannah 
More Academy, Reistertown, Maryland. 
Secretary; HELEN Sanford, 2731 Steel 
Street, Houston, Texas. 
Fitnd Agent: Mary Ruth Pierson (Mrs. 
H. T. Fischer, Jr.), Bay Crest, Huntington, 
N >■ 

This Christmas was a real bonanza. May- 
be it was the nostalgia of reunion year, or 
maybe it was just spots on the sun; but 
whatever prompted it, I was veritably over- 
whelmed with cards and letters from you — 
and I loved it. I only wish we had space 
here to reproduce all the handsome pictures 

that came along. I'll try to keep this letter 
brief (NOTE: This proved to be quite im- 
possible) and hope that I can leave room 
for two pictures at least . . . but who's 
going to choose which two? 

Word first from a few people who broke 
years of silence to report in this Christmas. 
Vive \Y\ilker Montgomery . . . one of my 
favorite friends along the old Southern 
Railway route . . . wrote from Memphis 
that she is "terribly proud" of her five chil- 
dren, and busy not only with their care 
but with PTA, Junior League, Cub Scout 
Den and Alvin Roy's Slenderizing Salon. 
(Can you imagine Vive having need for a 
slenderizing salon?) Margaret Leonard 
Baker sent a wonderful long letter from 
Ruxton, Md., where she and her husband 
and their 12-year-old daughter, Campbell, 
share their home with two German shep- 
herds "who spend all their time growing." 
Margaret too is active in Junior League, 
church work, garden club work and occa- 
sional Sweet Briar Club work . . . and 
(what impresses me most at my age) is a 
team bowler. Young Campbell has attended 
Camp Allegheny, run by Nancy Worthing- 
ton, and is a prospective Briarite. 

Anne Bundy Lewis sent a very welcome 
note from Petersburg, Va., where she lives 
with her husband Jim, daughter Ellen and 
18-month-old son Jimmy. Ellen is ten years 
old now, and delighted to have a little 
brother, and Anne says the whole family is 
"disgustingly happy." Joanne Oherkirch 
Willis sent a Christmas card picturing the 
lovely home which she and her husband 
Charles own (and live in) in Port Wash 
ington. N. Y. 

Margaret Preston Newton, living with 
husband and children in St. Petersburg. 
Fla., had very little to say about her own 
activities, but she reported having seen 
Sally ("Butch") Jackjon Mead, "who is 
happily settled in a charming house with 
her husband Boots and daughter Lindsey." 
Boots is gaining a fine reputation as a pro- 
fessor of music at the LIniversity of Vir- 
ginia. Pres also reported that Ruthe Hen- 
sley Camblos and Josh had built a new 
home in Asheville. Pres described herself 
as "busy with children. League work and 
golf." (It all sounds so simple and easy.) 

Lucy Call Dabney, imparting no news 
about the Dabneys, wrote a note on her 
Christmas card to call my attention to the 
fact that Mr. S. B. Botsford is now presi- 
dent of the New Yorker Magazine. Mr. B. 
is the husband of Cynthia Abbott Botsford. 

Polly Peyton Turner sent a delightful 
long letter from Lanakai, Hawaii, where the 
Turners are still happily on duty with the 
Navy (though they expect to return to the 
States sometime this year). Included with 
Polly's letter was a snapshot of the family 
. . . Polly, husband Carol, twin daughters 
Sidney and Mary (looking not at all alike) 
and a little 3-year-old imp named Anne. 
What a fine-looking set of girls Polly's 

By way of contrast, the Christmas card 
from Margie Troiitinan Harbin and her 
husband Tom carried a picture of them 
with their five handsome boys . . . and not 
a girl child around. The youngest Harbin, 
Frank, was born May first of last year. 
Margie reported that Frances Caldwell Har- 
ris and her husband, having adopted a little 
girl a few years ago. have now adopted a 
little boy to even things out. Franny had 


Aliitnnae News 

been on my own "long-lost" list, and it 
was rewarding to have word of her again. 

Ruth Jjcquol Tempest and Rone ... al- 
ready the parents of Brent, age 10, and 
Mark, age 7, have just proudly produced a 
"darling redheaded girl named Jill," born 
on November 21st. The Tempest family 
moved in January from California to Lara- 
mie, Wyoming, where Rone will attend 
graduate school in engineering administra- 
tion under the auspices of the IJ. ,S. Air 
Force Institute of Technology. Ruth has 
sold three stories to Rcdbimk within the 
past few months and three to M'csltiii 
Fjmily, and her stories are being reprinted 
now in four European countries. Watch for 
that name . . . Ruth Jacquot Tempest. 

Frannie Boyiiloii Drake sent a charming 
note and a photograph of the good-looking 
Drake family . . . Frannie, husband Carl, 
sons Sandy (age 13) and Tim (age 3). 
and daughter Eleanor (age II). Frannie 
and Alice Sutney Weed (our friend .Swede) 
are near neighbors in the country suburbs 
of St. Paul. ^Iinn., and see each other often. 
Betty Biuuii Sweney and Mary Brown 
Griggs are also part of the St. Paul clan. 

One of the cards that delighted me most 
was from Eleanor R/iiger Linn . . . long un- 
heard from and an excellent card-writer. 
"Ringer" and her husband John are in 
Ithaca, N. Y., where John is teaching in 
the Cornell English Department, and where 
"Ringer" will one day finish work for her 
Ph.D. Her academic activities have been in- 
terrupted by a mischievous-looking little boy 
named Johnny, now l(i months old, who 
(according to his mother) "has an undis- 
guised passion for the pages of books — 
physical, not intellectual." 

Eugie Burinll Affel sent a card bearing 
a photograph of her three exceptionally at- 
tractive sons . . . Charlie (age 9). Griffin 
(age 7) and John (age 4), and reported 
that her family had taken up ice skating last 
fall . . . with the result that Herman (hus- 
band and father of the crew) spent the 
holiday season with his arm in a cast. 
Sudie CLirk Hanger sent a beautiful picture 
of five a! my favorite children . . . her 
Libba. Billy. Johnny, Jimmy and Susan. 
Libba. Sudie's oldest daughter, is interested 
in Sweet Briar, and will probably be one 
of our first class daughters t<i enroll there. 

Laura Gr.iits Howell reported that her 
life in Lynchburg is "pleasantly routine" 
and devoted mrstly to husband and family 
. . . which includes her son Geep and 
daughter, Laura. Laura (the elder) reported 
further that Si W'jlic Rogers' brother will 
be headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School 
next year; and. still further, that Betsy 
ChjmherLini Burchard and her husband 
Peter are living in New York City, New 
York. Peter has illustrated a recently pub- 
lished children's book which we believe to 
be entitled "John Billingsley. " Ciloria Sjiid- 
eriDi! Sartor and Lane sent a lovely Christ- 
mas card decorated with the pictures of their 
three charming daughters. Ann. Kate and 
Sally. And Grace Bftc;.? Muller-Thym re- 
ported from Maryland that she and Harry 
have "the same three children but a little 
older, two dogs, three cats, and (being 
country dwellers) lots of friendly mice." 
Jane Tiiylor Lowell and Bob sent a copy 
of their yearly "Christmas letter." which is 
so full of interesting sidelights on life in 
Europe that I can't possibly cover it here. 
I'll save it for next time. 

Dr. Tom and Margaret Troutman Harbin, 
'42g, with their iive sons. 

Before next time comes, however, I'll 
hope to see every one of you at Reunion. 
Almost all the people mentioned in this 
letter . . . and I hope many more . . . are 
planning to be there. You come too, will 


President: Esther )nTT (Mrs Hugh L. Hol- 
land, Jr.), 204 Cl.iy Street, Suffolk, Va. 
Secretary: Braxton Preston, 105 Mercer 
Street, Princeton, N. J. 
Fund Agent: Lucy Kiker (Mrs. William 
C. Jones), Box 449, Franklin, Va. 

It's still January as I write this, so per- 
haps not too late to say Happy New "Year 
to all of you. 

The news I have spans the years, includ- 
ing as it does a long letter from Janie Find- 
ley Tate, written to Fay MMlin Chandler 
last year and now lent to me. Since the 
Tales have long lived in far .-iway places, 
the letter is a travelog, but it differs from 
the "sun sinks into the coconut milk" ones 
by being informative. Let me give you a 
brief framework and then quote — also 
briefly — some of Janie's interesting com- 

The Tales lived in Sumatra for three 
years and then came home by the Near East 
and Eun pe. After three months at home 
they returned to Sumatra (Palembang) via 
Japan and Hongkong. They then spent a 
few months in South Africa, and at the 
time of the letter were settled in Bombay. 

Here is Janie on South Africa: "It is the 
most beautiful country you can imagine but, 
being an old BBB pupil, their social sense, 
( r lack of it, did me in. We found the 
white South African a very mediocre, lower 
middle class type in his thinking and living. 
He has his head in the sand and is hoping 
his problems will go away when he comes 
up to find the cricket and rugby scores 
are. " 

And on India: "India does take a bit of 
getting used to. The poverty and dirt, the 
lack of a sense of humor among the In- 
dians, their inferiority complex that they 
hide behind a superior attitude, can get you 
down. But the fantastic sights you see every 
day as you drive downtown, the luxurious 
way of living, and the total diflerentness, 
if there is such a word, is continuously fas- 

Janie is taking piano lessons in Bomb.iy; 
she plans a trip home in 19'>7; Charlie's 
next assignment will probably be Australia. 
(He coordinates machine accounting sys- 

tems in various refineries . . . name of oil 
company not given.) 

As I said, this letter came to me from 
Fay, who also sent various other items. (I 
think she sees more of you than any other 
one of us, and she is extremely kind about 
passing on the news.) 

Brooks Barnes vacationed in Nantucket 
where the Chandlers always spend the sum- 
mer and one day she and Fay ventured to 
the mainland for a Sweet Briar auction 
(they sold apples, I suppose), where they 
ran into Mary Eleanor Aioss Kelakis. Fay 
also mentions getting together frequently 
with Tish S/ehels Frothingham ('41) ami 
I gather they not only swim and sail, but 
also surf-cast for blue fish. This summer 
husband Al must have spent a lot of time 
putting the finishing touches on his book, 
Henry Winium Poor, published just in time 
for Weezie Woodruff Angst to buy the first 
copy for her husband for Christmas. That 
was possible because ^'eezie was visiting 
John, who spent three months at Harvard 
in the Business School's Advanced Man- 
agement Training Course. While there she 
had lunch at Fay's with Brooks and Louise 
Moore Nelson, who had come through a 
seige with rheumatoid arthritis; all last 
spring she was in bed. 

Clare Ejger Matthai writes deprecatingly 
of her own immodesty in admitting that 
daughter Murray is cute. She also tells me 
that Nancy Pmgree Drake and Em have 
been training the children, via swimming 
and sailing lessons, into an accomplished 
crew for the large sloop Em ordered — from 

Betty Belle L.iiindtr Butin has had a sec- 
ond sen — just 16 months after the first one. 
She's soloist in her church choir and work- 
ing hard on her house . . . painted all her 
porch furniture pink. Frances Tjylor Trigg 
has moved from Baltimore to Atlanta, 
where her husband has gone into business 
with his father. They have a third son, 
Bruce T.iylor, born June 4, 1956. 

And about babies: Page Ruth Foster tells 
me she has a third child, first daughter. No 
other details. And Caroline Miller McClin- 
tock had a fourth child on April 16. 19'i6 
— Oscar Miller McClintock. Finally. Janice 
Fitzgerjld Wellons had Dorothy Bennett 
Wei Ions, daughter number three, in the 

The "Virginia Beach contingent got to- 
gether .again last summer — Esther Jett Hol- 
land. Byrd Smith Hunter. Lucy Kiker Jones, 
as usual, and this year Shug Shugjrt Den- 
nehy. whose husband is now stationed in 
the Norfolk area. (So. more recently, is 
Mary Belle Lee Aldridge's husband.) Esther 
also saw Donnie Scott Hodges and her chil- 
dren on the beach; Donnie looks (who's 
surprised?) wonderful. 

Lucy Kiker and all the Joneses saw Har- 
riet Swenson Munschauer in June. They 
spent the day with Harriet, Fred, and their 
two blonde children at the Munschauer's 
Lake Erie cottage, on their (the Jones') 
way to Canada. Missey Jones and Carol 
Munschauer (both aged 8) made plans to 
meet again at S.B. in years to come. 

Elizabeth Munce moved to Charlottesville 
in August; she works for Miller & Rhoads 
(Virginia's branch of Lord and Taylor) 
and they have a beautiful new branch in 

From Beth Dichman Smith — I'm happy 
to sav onlv a few blocks away — I get nice 

Spring 1957 


budgets of news. For instance, she had 
lunch in the fall with Harriet Piilltii Phil- 
lips and reports that Harriet is busy with 
her three children and their activities, not 
to mention her Junior League's Thrift Shop 
and other civic enterprises, and that she no 
longer has red hair. Harriet brought Beth 
up-to-date on Etfie SiegUiif. Bower's family; 
she has five children, two boys and three 
girls. Next, Beth reports that Skip Bi\ichcr 
O'Connell and her family have recovered 
from a bad time last year when one of the 
children was accidentally shot. He is, hap- 
pily, fine now, with no permanent ill 
effects. Still next, Beth has called ;iiy 
attention to some interesting articles (one 
a full-pag.e Sunday spread) in the New 
York Times on May Gardner Smith's hus- 
band. Carter Burgess. Having retired as 
Undersecretary of Defense, he is now presi- 
dent of TWA. Finally, Beth called Peggy 
Rnudni Foster (during a swift trip to New 
York last week to see a new nephew ) and 
found her busily readying home and fire- 
side for for/y-foiir dinner guests ! 

Your letters, messages, and Christmas 
cards prove that you're very busy people. 
You also travel a lot. Call me if you come 
by Princeton; would love to see you. And. 
failing a visit, do please write, call, or send 
smoke signals. Your classmates would have 
news of you. 


President: Martha Lee Hoffman (Mrs. 
Harry E. McCoy, Jr.), 1371 Emory Place, 
Norfolk 9, Va. 

Secrelitry: Barbara Duncombe (Mrs. 
James A. Lang), 2115 Garrison Ave., 
Butte, Mont. 

Fund Agent: Emilv Wilkins (Mrs. Thomas 
B. Mason), 3 N. Princeton Circle, Lynch- 
burg, Va. 

PLAN AHEAD ... the story of my life. 
Last issue I asked for volunteers to write 
this letter, since I thought we would be 
moving about the time it would be due. 
And what's more, I even got one: Franny 
Peltil O'Halloran, bless her. But . . . since 
then, we have mo\ed not once but twice . . . 
the house we were renting was sold; where- 
upon we found a summer rental furnished, 
put everything in storage, and THEN our 
house we are building was not finished at 
the appointed time. But we had no place 
else to go, so since September 9 we have 
been living in the basement of an unfin- 
ished house ... a practice that has nothing 
to recommend it, believe me. And now in 
less than two years in Butte, we find our- 
selves the bewildered holders of a record; 
five houses and two motels. Oh, well. 

■What I started out to say: Franny offered 
to do the article, but your Stupid Scribe had 
let her desk go into storage with all the 
addresses, copy paper, instructions, and 
other appurtenances of the office ... so, 
bear with me, and I will unburden myself 
of the news that has come my way, un- 
solicited (my favorite way for news to 
come ! ) 

Our president, Martha Lee, has a son. 
Harry E. McCoy, III, born August 28. and 
she says he is magnificent. He has two older 
sisters who are in school now, and ought 
to be pretty efficient mother's helpers. 

And Ellen Boyd DttrM and Billy Miller 
have announced the arrival of Judith Dab- 
ney, on August 3- They are too modest, 

with their first, and gave no other glowing 

A note from Lucile Christ Brewster: 
"In all our excitement over at last having 
a baby, I can't remember whether I have 
already written to you about him — Born 
September 24, 1955. adopted January '56 
— Bartlett Christmas Brew.ster — Chris to us. 
He's walking now at 10 months, has a 
crew cut given by his dad, is blond and 
blue-eyed. 'We are having more fun with 
him than we could possibly have guessed. 
Bill is working hard on the arrival next 
spring of the Mayflatver II from England 
to Plymouth. May even be able to sail over 
on her! " 

Among the address changes, one for 
Helen Grarjtt. hereafter to be referred to 
as Mrs. 'NX'illiam J. 'VCyatt. That one came 
just day before yesterday, or I would cer- 
tainly liave done SOMETHING about get- 
ting a little more information. 

Us "Westerners got together briefly last 
summer, not all of us of course, just the 
Fessendens and Langs, the ones I always 
think of as being the most surprised to be 
here! Alice Johnson and Bill, and their 
Faith, Lucinda, and Jimmy had been camp- 
ing all over: Salmon. Idaho and Glacier 
Park and such like, and returned to Casper 
through Butte. They all looked wonderful, 
and we are planning on a return engage- 
ment soon. 
New addresses: 
Mrs. 'William J. "Wyatt (Helen Gravatt) 

9-D Davidson Park 

Lexington, "Virginia 
Mrs. Harry Maiden (Marjorie "Willetts) 

645 S. Marengo Avenue 

Pasadena, California 
Mrs. Ellis S. Rump. Jr., (Anne Hynson) 

Owen Road 

'West Chester, Pennsylvania 
Mrs. George Hilbert (Betty Jean Griffin) 

1213 Berwick Avenue 

Baltimore 4, Maryland 
Mrs. Robert Seller (Peggy Gordon) 

2421 Stuart Avenue 

Richmond 20, Virginia 
Mrs. Pierpont Buck (Alice Lancaster) 

R 2, Box 432 

Fairfax. Virginia 
Mrs. Laurance T. Clark (Elizabeth 

237 Gralake Avenue 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Mrs. 'Walter R. Robinson, Jr. (Marguerite 

4191 E. -16th St. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

You all deserve better than this, I will 
try to see that you get it in the future, 
when Life becomes a little more beautiful 
for the Butte Branch, or else I will expect 
to be impeached. 

Second verse, same as the first. Was 
SLIRE those old notes would get in the 
fall issue. And now I have just arrived 
back in Butte to find a postcard saying 
copy for the Spring issue should be in the 
Alumnae Office TODAY. 

Before I get on to give you the gleanings 
from a few tired old Christmas cards, I 
must explain that we have moved into our 
house, or to be accurate, upstairs from the 
basement. This was accomplished Christmas 
Eve, among a few other minor Holiday 
Projects. 'VC'e are still without doors to 
kitchen cabinets, bannister, curtains, and a 
number of other refinements, but the carpet 

is laid and the dishwasher connected, so 
who complains! 

And on January 2, we left for Winnetka, 
whence we have just returned (January 
31st). Jim had to go to a school at the 
factory, and I, too, put in a very gruelling 
few weeks: sleeping late and going to 
parties and decorating a house 1702 miles 
removed from the Merchandise Mart. Mis- 
sion accomplished. 

Back to those Christmas cards I promised. 
I, myself, sent out one card this year . . . 
to Franny Boynton Drake, '42, saying we 
would be in St. Paul on January 4, and 
asking if she would be available. She was. 
Their house is a dream, and Carl Drake 
a dream husband who met four Langs at 
the St. Paul station at 6:40 a.m. and didn't 
even look sleepy. We hadn't seen them 
since they moved from Winnetka, and they 
all look wonderful, especially Timmy, a 
three year old charmer who was entirely 
new to us. Franny had everything under 
control; gave us breakfast, sent Carl and 
Jim off" to work, rounded up the right size 
skates so Mary Stuart Lang could go skat- 
ing with Eleanor Drake and her overnight 
guest who as I recall was Betty Sweney's 
daughter, Pat, then had luncheon for me! 
How organized can you get? Alice Sweney 
had a cold and couldn't come, so the only 
other S. B. representative at the luncheon 
was Phoebe Sweney WooUey. '45. Craig 
Woolley had just been appointed General 
Manager of Hamm's, from the Land of 
Sky Blue Wa-a-ter a few days earlier. I 
am mortified to discover that I can't pre- 
cisely report the number of Phoebe's and 
Craig's children, none of whom were in 
evidence that afternoon, but they are a 
goodly number, four or five, with an assort- 
ment of gender. 

I seem to keep dangling these Christmas 
cards in front of you . . . and actually 
very few of them have any news of General 
Interest, and some of them, I tearfully 
report, have nothing at all but names . . . 
just WAIT until one of YOU is Secretary! 

Millie Brenizer Lucas and Ed are moving 
to New York in the summer, and mean- 
while are househunting in Westchester and 

Anne Aicjtiniin Briber, '43, and Frank 
say they "spent the summer buying and 
selling a house and are now busy getting 
settled in our new" — well, she wrote adobe, 
but I feel sure adobes are rare in Milwaukee, 
and what she meant was abode. "The chil- 
dren, Anne, Jr., and Frank, Jr., are fine 
and busy with Brownies. Indian Guides, 
and ice skating. " 

A card signed Martha. John, Jack, Mark, 
and Giles Barton I recognize as being from 
my sometime roommate, Lindsey. and a 
note asked, "Why don't you vacation in 
sunny (.•')" (her question mark, not mine) 
"Florida and come to see us? We now have 
three extremely active boys, the last being 
too young to really do much." Frances 
Longino Schroder filled me in on this casual 
birth announcement with the following: 
"Hope you are having a White Christmas " 
(we didn't) "we've had 78° weather for 
about a week! No outstanding news at the 
moment except we're ail well. Betty Haterty 
Smith had another boy on December 9, 
Edward Kendrick Smith. Lindsey had 
another boy, Giles, on October 12." 

Emily Ann Wilkins Mason and Tom 
sent a picture of Martha Wyatt and Polly 


Aliimnde News 

from Lynchburg saying that Tom has left 
law practice and gone with a local bank 
as trust officer which he likes very much. 

The Neeses and Murrays report reunions, 
past and pending, now that the Murrays 
are in New Orleans and the Neeses in 
Columbus, Mississippi. Sterling Nelllt-s. 
Murray and Kay Suit Neese, that is. 
Sterling says that "Win is a grown-up 
twche, and Tad can't wait for the first 
flight to the moon. Have seen Kay and Bob 
se\eral times . . . haven't changed a bit. 
Karen is tall, thin, and lery pretty. Both 
hoys are all boy and also good-looking. 
We are settled in the deep south." 

Jinnie Noyef Old Faithful Pillsbury sent 
a letter, quote: "My sister was married in 
Amherst last June, so we got down there 
in lime to take in most of the commence- 
ment festivities. There wasn't a single other 
member of '44 there, so I held the fort 
by myself. The Class of '46 was having 
their tenth, of course, so they were en masse 
and very kindly took me in at most of the 
social aftairs. I did see a number of rel- 
ati\es of classmates, though. Helen Cantey's 
sister was there, and Murrell Rickard's 
mother, ( Ricky, herself, was too busy get- 
ting ready for a trip to Europe to make it). 
The day before the wedding, Bootie VCyck- 
oft, Anne \V'ooJ.\ Guzzardi's sister, most 
generously took my older two girls for the 
whole day out to their place on the James 
and then on a picnic for supper. Jeannette 
and Hannah had a wonderful time, and 
needless to say the wedding preparations 
went much easier without them. Jan's 
wedding was loads of fun, but the mornin.g 
of the wedding the pump at the big house 
ceased working and poor Daddy spent most 
of the day down in the thing. Life was 
complicated by having all the festivities 
at the big house and all plumbing at the 
cottage, but everything went pretty well, 
even then. Hugh and I went to Richmond 
one day to see some Milwaukee friends 
who recently moved there. Ann took me 
over to see Fence \\"iUi.iiiii Meyers ( I never 
could have found her house by myself). 
Her house is beautiful, her twins very cute, 
and we talked a blue streak, of course. 
She had just recently returned from a trip 
to Europe with her sister. Life around here 
is the same old stuff. Junior League, Sunday 
School, Scouts, and family. We added on 
to our house finally last spring, and are 
thrilled with the results . . . doubled the 
first floor area. I still have loads of painting 
to do " 

NX'hich brings us full circle, for I, too, 
have "loads of painting to do. " ^"e are 
all well, Jim is Zone Man.iger for Motorola 
for Wyoming and Montana. Mary, at 7, 
is almost as tall as I am at a considerable 
multiple of 7, and Lindsey is taller than 
Mary was at 5 . . . the midget stram 
appears to be dying out in the Great Big 
West. The above address is more permanent 
than we usually get. so send your news, or 
yourselves for a visit, or your Grim Notices 
t}f Impeni-ling Impeachment, and you can 
be fairly sure of delivery. 


President: Harriet VI'illcox (Mrs. David 
F. Gearhart), 980 Juniper Rd., Hellcrtown, 

Secret jry: Anne Dickson (Mrs. G. S. 
Jordan). Bay Colony, Virginia Beach, 'Va. 

Fund Agent: Julia Mills (Mrs. Lawrence 
Jacobsen), 4416 Edmonds St., Washington, 
D. C. 

19^7 finds me just as much a procrasti- 
nator as 1956. Here I am again rushing 
to meet the deadline for this letter. Thank 
you all for your wonderful Christmas cards. 
It makes this job very gratifying, and I 
love the pictures of your families. Jane 
Mcjankin Hufi'man sent a darling one of 
her children, two girls and a boy. Also 
Hulda Edfin Jackson and Mary Hjskim 
King, all of which I'm sending to the 
Alumnae oflnce hoping that one will get in. 

Hulda moved into a wonderful new 
home in May. She says it's really an old 
house remodeled and has five bedrooms 
and three baths upstairs. Sounds like a 
mansion ! Her third child, second boy, 
Robert Hutchinson, was bon August 8. 
Hulda sees Margie Koonce McGregor often. 
She has two little girls and also a new- 

From Greensboro, N. C. came an espe- 
cially nice card with a long newsy letter 
from Mary Hjskinf King. I'm sure many 
of you recei\ed the same. Mary spent several 
days at Sweet Briar last year wi;'i Lois 
Ballenger and had a marvelous time. Mai7's 
third child was due in July but SHE made 
an early appearance on June 6. Her name 
is Telle. Mary says "Jetton is a Dennis the 
Menace type, and the good Lord knew I 
couldn't take on a third son!" In August 
the family went to Myrtle Beach where 
they met Mary's sister Nancy and David 
Elliot for two weeks. Jet is now in the 
tool box business. They rent small and 
large equipment to individuals and to con- 
tractors. "I've even rented a power mower 
sexeral times, paid for it, and then cut the 
grass myself!" They also have the distri- 
butorship in N. C. for G. M. diesel engines. 

Edie Page Gill Breakell sent a picture 
of her two boys. They are so cute, but ap- 
parently nameless. The Alumnae Office does 
like to ha\e their names, too! 

Betty Pender Lazenby and family are now- 
living in Los Altos, California. Dick is 
stationed at Moftett Air Force Base. They're 
not far from San Francisco, but Betty says 
the traffic is so bad she doesn't think 
they II ever get there. 

The news has been xery sparse this time. 
Please do write to me before May. Don't 
forget, if you haxen't sent in a donation 
to the Alumnae Fund, it's never too late. 
Also, only contributors receive the March 
and June issues of the Alumnae New.s. 


President: ADELINE JONES (Mrs. Stephen C. 
■Voorhees), 1604 Louden Heights Road, 
Charleston, West 'Virginia. 
Secretary: PoLLY Vandeventer (Mrs. Ro- 
bert Saunders), 16 Shirley Road, Warwick, 

r//nd Agent: Lucv Charles Jones (Mrs. 
Robert Bendall Jr.), 4431 Southampton 
Ave., Danville, Va. 

Happy New Year, everybody ' I hope 
1957 has started of} happily for you all 
and that those resolutions have not com- 
pletely dissolved. I wish everyone w-ould 
resoUe to give to me the tools to do the 
job — tools, that is. in the form of SEW S. 
I sent out 15 cards requesting news and had 
exactly 2 responses. If you want w-ord of 

your class it isn't coming out of thin air, 
so please respond when I tap you. I know 
you are busy and one more thing is a 
nuisance, but if we want a Newsletter 
"something's gotta give." This letter will 
consist of a few tidbits I gathered from 
Christmas cards, my few responses, and 
local Sweet Briarites. Am sorry if it lacks 
meat, but the pickings are slim. 

Dottie dldiiel! Crowell has a boy, An- 
drew Robert, born October 2, making their 
score 2 girls and a boy. 

Ariana Junei Wittke reported the arrival 
of James Henry Wittke on October 21 
weighing .S lbs. and his parents think he 
is a "boy wonder." 

Ellie Clements Littleton (bless her!) 
reports that her 5th child, Clement Littleton, 
w-as born November 4, helping to even the 
score of three girls. Millie. S. Jean, 7, 
Elin. 5 and a son. Fred. 3. Isn't that .some- 
thing? She says (and I don't doubt it) 
that "life is hysterical and hectic. " Some 
new-s, too, from Ellie about Polly Kent 
Page. Polly's third child was born Novem- 
ber 26 — a girl — named Mary Kent Page. 
"They still live in South Chicago where 
Bob is teaching pharmacology at L'niversity 
of Chicago. Life is really rugged for them — 
they ha\-e to ha\-e fltiod lights which come 
on at 10:00 p.m. to light up the back of 
their house for protection." I am not sure 
whether w-e give "outside" new-s or not but 
Ellie also said she sees quite a lot of Blair 
Biirwell May, a '47 member, and that her 
husband is a very successful pediatrician 
in Wayne, Pa. (Success is as success doe.s — 
they have 3 under 3 ! ) 

"Thanks to Barbara Hood Sprunt's co- 
operation. I have some news froni her. 
They ha\e been in their new house in 
Memphis for 5 months and "just lose it." 
Their baby, Barbara Gregg, was I year 
old Feb. 10th. She saw- Betty Ann Bass 
Norris and George and Jeanne Parbjni 
Coors and her George for cocktails in the 
Fall. Fun was had by all. Ruth Houston 
Jarvis and Bob. she reports, were in Mem- 
phis for Christmas and Hallie Tom Nixon 
Powell and Jack have a new- daughter. 

Anne Owens Mueller wrote on her Christ- 
nias card that she and Rick are enjoying 
Coronado, Calif. — that the "Pacific is still 
swimmable if you're hardy. I'm not." She 
said that Rick has been at sea most of the 
year but he's home now. (These poor Navy 
wives. I'll settle for my stationaiy lawyer!) 

Mary Lou Holton w-rote at Christnias 
that she was spending the holidays with 
her sister, Marty, in New Jersey, and that 
she was overjoyed at being with Marty 
and the 3 boys at that time. Lou had dinner 
with us one night last summer (for my 
first pizza pie, from scratch — I thought the 
Continental fare would appeal to our world 
traveller.) She looked marvelous and was 
her gay. interesting self. Lou. by the way. 
is teaching English to foreign students at 
the L'niversity of Illinois in L'rbanna where 
she has an apartment. 

Candy Gretne Satterfield was home 
(Virginia Beach) for the holiday, with 
daughter Carcline and husband Jim. She 
says Caroline — almost 2 — is her favorite 
"Woman's Home Companion. " Candy is 
thoroughly contagious — Caroline is exuber- 
ant, too ! Jim w as in South America for 
several weeks in Ian. on British-Anierican 
Tobacco business before returnin.B to their 
home in Louisville-. Kentucky. Virginia 

SpRINC. 1957 


Wynn and her family have extended true 
Kentucky hospitality to the Satterfields, ac- 
cording to Candy's reports. Ginny. by the 
way. has recently had a wonderful taste of 
Florida's hospitality. (Hope it was sunnier 
than my taste last Spring, by gum ! ) 

Rosie Ashby Dashiell has just phoned 
to tell me some news. Hurrah ! I3oots Tjylor 
Hollowell has recently moved into a tie- 
mendous house — new address is 544 Pem- 
broke Avenue, Norfolk — one of those old 
ones with four full floors. (Rosie didn't 
mention a boarding house but it sounds 
like one.) Polly PoU.ird Kline has moved 
to Richmond — new address is 1'526 Bexhill 
Road — where Bob has a wonderful new 
|ob in advertising. We will really be hearing 
from Bob at this rate — thought he already 
had an excellent job in Norfolk. 

Rosie was a Junior League delegate to 
the recent regional conference in Charles- 
ton, West Virginia, where she saw Ade 
Jones Voorhees and her new house. Ade's 
family and house were most attractive 
( house incomplete — can't vouch for 
family ! ) and Ro was well pleased with 
Ade's lot. She also enjoyed seeing Mary 
Jane L'nely Hoffman, who has three boys 
and looks splendid. She was taking notes 
for the conference (I think). Just had a 
card from Bea Dingwell Loos who reports 
Kenneth Dingwell's arrival October 6th. 
She is delighted now with her happy 
balance of two to two. The family. League 
work and the Sweet Briar club are keeping 
her busy. 

That is all. Much of it Dr. Short would 
call padding — in fact, I was tempted to 
give you the recipe for that pizza pie. At 
this rate, I might just write a column in 
the Alumnae Magazine for the Class of '46 
called "Household Hints " or some such 
nonsense. Let's all prevent that! 


President: Elizabeth Knapp (Mrs. J. W. 

Herbert), 128 E. Dixon Ave., Dayton 9, 


Secretary: Cynthia Bemis (Mrs William 

A. Stuart, Jr.), Rosedale, 'Va. 

Fund Agent: Margaret Ellen White 

(Mrs. James M. 'VanBuren), 276 Lake- 

moore Drive, N. E., Atlanta 5, Ga. 

It seems that enthusiasm for our tenth 
reunion is running high and, as things 
look now, there should be a fair number 
of us around for it. 

Julia Holt Coyle had her fourth child. 
Lucy Holden, in September. Peggy Robert- 
son Christian had a son, Stuart, in April. 
Not long ago, Peggy and Punky came by 
and spent the night with us. She looks 
wonderful and seems to be enjoying do- 
mestic chores and life in Danville tremen- 

Jean Old took her boat to Florida in 
November and plans to take it to Nassau 
in February. Jean says, "Last June I picked 
up the Bug in Algonac, Mich., and brought 
her across the Great Lakes, LIpper New 
York, down Hudson to N. Y. C., Jersey 
Coast, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, 
home. I saw Birdhead in Detroit, Jackie 
Schreck in Cleveland, spent the night 
with Nat Hall in Erie, spent the night with 
Crummie in Poughkeepsie and Connie in 
Georgetown. Margie Redjern was with me 
all the way . . ." 

Margaret Munnerlyn Haverty is now the 

mother of three — two girls, Peggy and 
Jane, and Rawson, a twenty-five pound 
eight month old dynamo. Eleanor Anne 
Crumrine Stewart has moved to Pough- 
keepsie. She writes, "We are now 'up — ■ 
east' again and loving it. We have a new 
house on a dead-end street which makes 
it wonderful for the children. Jesse Anne 
is four now and quite a little lady. Bobby 
is twenty-one months and a big bruiser." 
Another mover is Margaret Ellen White 
VanBuren. Life has promoted Jim and sent 
them to Atlanta. 

Linda McCoy Gould has moved to Bir- 
mingham,. Mich., and is the mother of three 
— Cathy. Billy and Curtis, Jr. Maria Tucker 
Bowerfind, still in Cleveland, writes, "As 
for us, our traveling days close with the 
opening of Pete's office on December nth. 
His practice has been going well in spite 
of no office for the first six months. And 
besides that and eating those good old 
home cooked meals, he keeps busy teaching 
and researching (in hematology) in the 

Sara Anne McMullen Lindsey writes of 
her activites: "Doug is all set to manage 
the new B. F. Goodrich establishment in 
Arlington and I am quite the homebody 
for a change — except that I was just ap- 
pointed to a seven member commission to 
construct and operate a Juvenile Detention 
Home for Northern Virginia. There are 
four lawyers and four ex-officio members 
who are judges on the commission so I 
really have to stretch my AB to keep up. 
We'll be spending almost $200,000 of local 
and state funds which is quite a jump 
from my monthly household calculations." 

Katherine Weisiger Osborne writes that 
they were transferred to Charlotte in No- 
vember. Ernie Banker is now in Chicago — 
"Am doing field work for my master's 
degree in social work from Smith — thus 
the various treks across the country each 
winter! Will graduate in September of 
'57." Janet Amilon Wagner says that Amy 
is now in school and that she spends her 
time with Junior League, PTA, Junior 
Symphony, Children's Theatre and some 
TV work for the League in Denver. Shirley 
Levis Johnson and Don are in the throes 
of selecting blue prints for a house and 
they have a lot in Northfield. She says, 
"The kids and I spent seven weeks in the 
north woods this summer. Don was there 
the first and last week and two weekends 
in the middle. He traveled the rest of the 
time. Anne rowed and swam, Ashton caught 
snakes and frogs and I painted the cabin 
two coats. I am now a professional and 
lack only my union card." 

Blair Bitruell May had a son, Blair, in 
July. She and Robert took the three children 
and three dogs to Jacksonville for Christ- 
mas. Anne Jackson Ragland tells us that 
there were no new children in her family 
last year but that they did add two cats, 
a beagle and a French poodle to their 
household. I missed getting home in time 
to see Frankie Gardner Curtis before Christ- 
mas. I had hoped to go down to the christ- 
ening of the replicas of the Sarah Constant, 
the Goodspeed and the Discoiery. John 
Curtis works for the company that built 

We went to Richmond for Christmas 
only to have two of our little ones burst 
into full bloom with chickenpox on Christ- 

mas Eve. There was some question as to 
whether or not Santa Claus had anything 
to do with bringing it. 

Do line up your baby sitters for June 
so we'll have a big group at Sweet Briar. 


Preside'!': Virginia Wurzback (Mrs. 
Richard S. Vardy), Utwingslant NAS, 
Norfolk, Va. 

Secretary: Marv Jo Armstrong (Mrs. 
Arthur H. Berryman), 1302 Avenue C, 
Galveston, Tex. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Beltz (Mrs. Wil- 
liam F. Rowe, Jr.), 4829 Kensington Ave., 
Richmond, Va. 

Newsweek recently stated that one out 
of every five Americans move each year. 
Lm convinced you all are doing your share 
of keeping that statistic correct. Never a 
month goes by that I don't get some changes 
of address — some to new homes, others to 
new towns. For instance, Betty Lou Bruton 
Lyons moved from Memphis to Clearwater 
Beach, Fla., and is now happily settled 
with Marcia in kindergarten and little 
Edward walking and reaching for every- 
thing in sight. Betsy Plunkett Williams 
is at Camp Pendleton, Calif., after two 
years in the Philippines. Much to her sur- 
prise and all those on the ship, Gerald 
Glynn Williams, Jr., was born Nov. 7th 
en route from the Philippines to the LI. S. 
Louise Day McWhorter and Tom moved 
into their new home in Houston. Harriotte 
Bland Coke is busily getting settled into 
her new house in St. Davids, Pa. Her hus- 
band is an Assistant Professor at the L^ni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. Jocelyn Stedman 
Tyson's husband has been transferred from 
Chicago back to Massachusetts and they 
have bought a home on top of Wilbraham 
Mountain. Jocie is working for an obste- 
trician in Springfield. Judy Perkins Llew- 
ellyn moved to Glenmont, N. Y., in August. 
Judy Blakey Brown moved to Wisconsin 
in July when Rocky was transferred as 
Milwaukee representative of Nichols Wire 
and Aluminum Co. They have an adorable 
house with 53 acres of woods and country 
around them. She spent two weeks last 
summer in New York and York, Pa. — 
York for her brother's wedding and New 
York as a respite from the children. Nan 
Steptoe McKinley is living in Baltimore 
as her husband is on the Industrial Rela- 
tions Staff' of Westinghouse. Her daughter, 
Jeanne Bernice, was born March 29, 1956. 
She has seen Ann Paxson several times. 

In July, Jane Ransom Gray moved from 
Memphis to Wilmington, Del., as her hus- 
band took an engineering job with DuPont. 
Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallett has moved 
to Frederick, Md., where her husband is 
a bacteriologist in the Biophysics Branch 
at Fort Detrick. 

Now do you understand why I send out 
my questionnaires and beg and plead for 
you to send me your correct address — these 
are only a few of those I have gotten. 

Weddings — Cynthia Harding married 
Tom Collins May 5, 1956. Elma "Dickie" 
Lile married Dr. John R. Hartman July 
7, 1956. 

New bambinos — Helen Pender Withers 
had a daughter, Frances Pender, Oct. 20. 
"Meon" Bou'er Harrison had a daughter, 
Marion Carjiiichael, on March 3, 1956. It 


Ahimtiiie Neu:\ 

was a boy for Lois Gale Harris — Jeffrey 
(left) Townes Harris appeared Oct. 13. At 
that time it meant i children for her — all 
under 3 til March. Brave girl. The two 
oldest can at least feed themselves, she says, 
and the baby has been an angel . . . how- 
ever, I'm still wondering when she found 
time to write. Allen David Nelson, son 
of Diane Kiiia Nelson and Harry arrived 
January 6. 

Eleanor Pullf Snodgrass is living 20 
miles from London and Strib commuted 
each day to Grosvenor Square til the Mid- 
dle East crisis when he was sent aboard 
ship but she hoped he'd be home by 
Christmas. Last April they drove thru 
Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, 
France and Belgium and then in September 
they toured Scotland and England. She says 
her children now have thick English accents. 
Susan is in her second year at school and 
loves it. Dolly Anlrim McKenna is also 
|ust outside of London ("Bryn-Teg," The 
Avenue, Camberley, Surrey). She loves 
England but loves the U. S. much, much 
more. They will be home this summer 
after a tour of Europe. Pottsie is also com- 
ing back to the LI. S. this summer. Kax 
Berthier McKelway wrote that John had 
just returned from a quick trip to Hungaiy 
and Austria to cover the "airlift " of refu- 
gees — all this caused much excitement 
around their house. Her two boys, "Beau " 
and St. Clair, are growing by leaps. 

Mayde Litdinglun Henningsen spent the 
fall battling all the children's diseases. She 
saw Jane Jnhrison Kent at the beach last 
summer. Nancy Moses Eubanks came thru 
with a letter last fall — I was overjoyed to 
hear from her — but with three children 
her life is busy. Mylinda (Lindy) will be 
^ in April. Bill. Jr., was 2 in October and 
Hamilton Moses was 1 in March. 

Helen "Twink" Ellioll Sockwell wrote 
that Bess Pratt's wedding December 8 was 
lovely. Liz Hvoks Richards was there. Last 
summer Liz spent 2 weeks in Memphis 
and Texas and saw Nancy Moses Eubanks. 
Jane Luke is at Johns Hopkins Hospital 
where she has a fellowship in pediatrics. 
She and several other girls have a house 
near Towson and she is able to see Sally 
Pearre occasionally. Ann Samjord L^pchurch 
and Sam visited Peggy Sheffield Martin 
and Tom for the Georgia Tech-Alabama 
game in No\'ember. 

'Virginia Holmes Turner says Betsy takes 
up most of her time but she has done 
some work for the Research Bureau of the 
Social Planning Council. She teaches Sun- 
day School to a lively group of -i year olds 
at the L'nitarian church, works for the 
lunior League. 

For the past six years Dru Christian has 
been doing Personnel work at the Naval 
Air Station in California. She is responsible 
for the examination of qualifications of 
applicants for appointment and position 
changes and for the operation of the sta- 
tion's promotion policy in general. She says 
the work is fascinating and full of variety 
since they employ over 8000 in all cate- 
gories from soup to nuts. 

Blair Gr.iies Smith is finding Philadel- 
phia a wonderful place to live with so 
many tempting things to do and see. She 
ran into Harriotte Bt.iiid Coke and had 
dinner with them. Blair and Brenton had 
a boy, Kenneth Dawson, on Dec. 28. 'Vi 
W' Morse spent two weeks at N,igs 

Head, N. C, last summer and then had her 
brother's children — -i under 4 years, plus 
her two children — visit her en route to 
Germany. She has seen Nancy Vduf,hii 
Kelly and Dan several times. 'Vi's husband 
is in the General Counsel's Office of the 
Secretary of Defense. 

Phyllis Thorpe Miller made a trek to 
Pelham last summer with a side trip to 
Massachusetts and the beach . . . plus 
several weekends at Hot Springs. Last fall 
had been busy with League work and the 

Edith Scannell is a secretary working 
for the American Brake Shoe Co., in the 
department of personnel services. Liz Brain- 
ham Lee was in Memphis for Eleanor 
Bosworth's engagement party. She and her 
husband have just bought adjacent ocean 
front lots with Eleanor's brother at Ponte 
■Vedra Beach but don't know just when 
they will build. 

Big news from Jane McCaffrey McBrian 
is that she and Jim and their three children 
are sailing August 19th on the Queen 
Elizabeth, Jim's mother and father have 
moved abroad and will keep the children 
in the British Isles while she and Jim tour 
a bit. 

Maddin Liiplon McCallie and David 
went to Los Angeles to the American Col- 
lege of Physicians annual meeting last April 
and afterwards toured Yosemite and San 
Francisco. She went to Boston in June and 
to Sea Island in September. Suzanne Hardy 
Beaufort and Ira just happened to have 
planned the same weekend at the Cloisters 
so stopped by Sea Island for a couple of 
days with the McCallies on their way. 
Both of Suzanne's children are in school 
this year. She has been teaching ballet to 
a little group at the Girl's Center. Eve 
Godchaux Hirsch and Herbert have a place 
on Lake Ponchatrian so spent much of the 
summer there. Sally Davis Spencer reports 
an Alumnae Club has been organized re- 
cently in Columbus and they've been mildly 
active with money making projects but 
much, much enthusiasm. 

Can you help me locate these lost souls: 
Suzanne Edwards (Mrs. Albert J. 'Weather- 
head); Betsy Garrison (Mrs. Elbert M. 
Barton); Ileana Garcia (Mrs. R. B. Stipes); 
Jane Gray (Mrs. Philip A. Starck); Ruth 
Harris (Mrs. 'Wallace Bennett); Anne 
Hyde; Eleanor Johnson; Joyce Raley; Mar- 
garet Staft'ord; Sylvia Schively; Elinor Tay- 
lor (Mrs. William H. Hough); Pamela 
Terry (Mrs. Pamela Terry Stoutenburg); 

I know the stork has visited several last 
fall. Take pen in hand and send me the 


President: Preston Hodg"S (Mrs. Eugene 
Dubose Hill, Jr.), 122 Don Allen Rd., 
Louisville 7. Ky. 

Secretary: Carolinf Casev (Mrs. C. Cole- 
man MiGehee), 5504 Monumental Ave.. 
Richmond 26, 'Va. 

Fund Aveiit: Catherinh Cox, 4930 Cedar 
Ave.. Philadelphia 43, Pa. 
ENGAGEMENT: Catherine Greenway Cox 

to Philip Reynolds, Jan. 26. 
MARRIAGES: Mary Louis Stevens to Rut- 
ledge Ri\ers Webb, Sept. 8, 1956. 
Frances Evans Pope to Ishman Harrison 
Evans, Nov. 17. 1956. 
Elisabeth Jansma to Kas Ciorter, Nov. 
24. 1956. ■ 

Debby and Becky, daughters of Alberta 
Pew Baker, '49g. 

BIRTHS: Ann Doar and Francis Jones, a 
daughter, Anne Beverley, Oct. 8, 1955. 
Alice Dulaney and Daniel Sheridan, a 
daughter, Alice Virginia, Jan.. 1956. 
Jean Crawford and 'VC'illiam M. Kean, a 
son, William Madison, Jr., May 1, 1956. 
Patsy Darin and Alexander Robinson, a 
son, Edward Woods, May 26, 1956. 
June Eager and Dr. William Finney, a 
son. May, 1956. 

Anne Fiery and Richard C. Bryan, a son. 
May, 1956. 

Carolyn Cannady and Her\ey Evans, a 
son, E. Hervey III, June 28, 1956. 
Libby Truehart and H. Hiter Harris, 
Jr., hvin girls, Oct. 22, 1956. 
Evelyn Lee Kagey and Johnson Lee, a 
daughter. E\a Joye, Nov., 1956. 
Ellen Ramsay and Kenneth F. Clark, a 
son. John Ramsay, Jan., 1957. 
Katie sent in her exciting news just in 
time for a scoop for the Alumnai; Ntw.s: 
"After all these years Auntie Kate is going 
to take the veil — the bridal veil that is. 
The gentleman who's changed my life in 
such a nice way is one Philip Reynolds, 
whom I met in Hartford just before I uime 
down to Philadelphia. So you see it's been 
rather a whirl-wind courtship but it sure 
is it. Phil invests money for The Travelers 
Insurance Company, so we shall be living 
in Hartford, which suits me just fine. He's 
a graduate of Yale, served in Korea, and 
is the most thoroughly dcli.yhtlul guy you'd 
ever hope to meet. I shall finish out the 
year here at Penn and then will |-irobably 
give up public administration for home 
atlministr.ition. Surprisingly enough I find 
that talk ot houses, cooking and babies 
(which used to bore me stift) has taken 
on a strange new fascination ... I have 
chosen the warm but lovely month of July 
(the 20th)." In an earlier letter Katie 
wrote, "I'm having a fine time in Philadel- 
phia and have seen most of the S. B. gals 
from our class. Sally Melcher Jarvis lives 

Spring 1957 


in a cute ranch house in Wayne with 
three children, but still haJ time to have 
me out to dinner with Ellie Clement Little- 
ton (1946) and Blair Biirwell May who 
also lives in Wayne. I've also seen Emily 
Thornton Forte, also a Wayne resident — 
it seems to be the young marrieds' haven 
(AND my home town — C. Y. McG.). 
Emilie has two children (a boy and a girl) 
and is taking a Shakespeare course at night 
to keep her mind from going to pot, as 
she puts it. Polly Pliimmer Mackie and 
Ruth Garrett Preucel live in the center of 
the city. I've seen Ruthie, who's well 
established in the back of an old brown- 
stone in a wonderful apartment with fire- 
place and private terrace. Ruthie practically 
runs Philadelphia. She's found out so much 
about it that she's running the Junior 
League course for Philadelphia girls to tell 
them about their fair city. She and Polly 
both have one child apiece (boys)." Katie 
enclosed a letter from Beth Jjnsmj Gorter 
who wrote (on Nov. 12), "I shall get 
married November 24th, in Amsterdam. 
Dutch fashion, i. e. twice! once civil cere- 
mony and afterwards in church, all on the 
same day, starting at 11:00 a.m. My fiance 
is a doctor and specializing in psychiatry. 
He is working at LItrecht University Clinic 
and usually terribly busy. We have a 
wonderful apartment in Utrecht (I/2 hour 
by car from A'dani) and I am busy deco- 
rating it. I gave up my secretarial job on 
November first but will look for another 
job closer to my new home after we get 
back from the honeymoon (to a Spanish 
island in the Mediterranean). My father 
visited S. B. C. last year for the first time 
and boy! did he like it, almost as much 
as I used to." 

Kitty Hart Belew returned from her 
honeymoon at Sea Island, Ga., raving about 
Stevie Steven < Webb's wedding in Charles- 
ton. Trust Kitty not to miss a trick even 
while on her honeymoon ! Stevie wore Pres- 
ton Hodges Hill's lovely lace wedding veil 
that they bought while together in Europe. 
Pres and Bunny B.irnett Brown were brides- 

Frances Pope Evans sent me the Colum- 
bus, Miss., newspaper clippings of her wed- 
ding, and she was a beautiful bride, her 
dress very ante bellum, which suits Frances 
so well. Minii Pouell Leonard was in the 
wedding. From the newspapers: "The long- 
time prominence of the families involved, 
the numbers and prestige of the wedding 
guests from all sections of the nation, the 
brilliance of the wedding and subsequent 
reception combined to make the marriage 
one of the major social events of the Fall 
season in Mississippi." Frances and Isham 
are now living in Houston, Texas, where 
Isham is with the McCormic Steel Company. 

Marie Mu5g,rove Pierce wrote me the 
day Libby True hart Harris' twins were born: 
"Big news — Libby T. Harris presented her 
husband with twin baby girls this morning. 
Stopped in her hospital room this morning 
(am doing Red Cross Motor Corps work) 
to see her and she and Hiter are just para- 
lyzed ! Don't know if they are identical yet. 
Each weighed 5'/2 lbs. She didn't have the 
faintest idea she was going to have twins!" 
Congratulations to Libby on producing our 
first class twins. 

Quite a bit of news from Christmas 
cards. Understand that Ellen Ramsay Clark 
moved to Stuyvesant Town, N. Y., last 

fall in time for the arrival of her little 
boy. Alice Diilatiey Sheridan comments 
on the photo-card of all the Sheridans (two 
boys and two girls): "This is our crowd 
minus dogs, cat, fish, turtles (we gave the 
Easter chick away — he was a full grown 
rooster, still sleeping in the kitchen). No 
ponies yet but we hear it constantly." 

From Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough: 
"David is 4 and Sara 2 years. We had a re- 
union with Mary Fran Broivii Ballard last 
August when they came for a visit with 
M. F.'s mother. Sally Strickland Johnson 
came up for a weekend at the time, too. 
E. Lee Kag,ey Lee wrote that they have a 
new daughter, Eva Joye, born in November. 
Virginia is 61/2. Tommy 4 and Julie 3." 
And Flip Eustis wrote, "I left Chicago 
in August and have been a lady of leisure 
since. We (she and her parents) have 
moved into a smaller house which is just 
darling. Mom and I are having a wonderful 
time — it has been so long since I have 
really been at home. Will return to work 
sometime, somewhere, but am not giving 
much thought to it at the moment." 

A pleasant surprise was a card from 
Betty Bean Black who said, "I've been 
married and in Houston, Texas, for five 
years — and loving both happy states ! My 
Dub is a bank vice-president weekdays — 
but every Friday we dash off to our ranch 
and have a glorious time in the East Texas 
woods — no electricity, no plumbing ! Our 
family are all of the four-legged variety 
so far — horses, cattle, sheep and goats. 
Afraid I've reverted to type in this wild 
west business! " Pat Brown is still teaching 
2nd grade at Grace Church School in New 
■^'ork City and hoped to visit Libby and the 
twins during her Christmas vacation. Betty 
W'elljord Bennett wrote from Baltimore 
that she spent an afternoon recently with 
Dot Wallace Wood and that her baby was 
so cute — tiny and dark, but she ommitted 
sex, name and age. She also said that 
Jackie Jacobs Buttram has another daughter. 

June Eager Finney was full of news in 
her card: "Bill and I are both pretty well 
settled here in Durham, N. C, and will 
be here until July, I960, when Bill will 
have completed his training in neurosur- 
gery. I am working as Director of Chris- 
tian Education at an Episcopal Church 
here and enjoy it a lot. Am also going to 
be tutoring children in remedial reading. 
We had our third son last May — running 
a close race with Foamy (Anne Fiery 
Bryan). Kind of amusing to both of us 
when we have called or written each other 
about each expected child and found that 
we were both producing at the same time 
— and both have had three boys, to boot. 
Susan Corning, Whitla is living in Welles- 
ley now and has two, a boy and a girl." 
Dot Bottom Gilkey wrote Kitty Hart Belew 
that Langdon has been commissioned to do 
a book, and that he will be giving Religious 
Emphasis at Sweet Briar in Feb. They have 
obtained a 28 ft. sloop for use in Maine. 
The McGehees, Caroline, Garden and Ste- 
phen, have just recovered from a bout with 
the chickenpox which started Christmas 
Day, and poor Coleman has been nurse- 
maid and housewife for the past month 
(thank heaven he'd had it). We are going 
to Roanoke this weekend ( Feb. 1 ) to visit 
Marie Musgrore and Bill Pierce, and I 
should have lots of news, but I fear it 

will have to wait until the next issue — 
deadline, you know. 

Many, many thanks to all of you who 
wrote, and keep up the good work. I would 
very much appreciate your sending me 
birth announcements, even if you haven't 
time to write letters, so we can keep our 
vastly expanding new generation straight 
at least. 


President: Elizabkth Todd (Mrs. Joseph 

D. Landen), 1211 Herschel Woods Lane, 
Cmcinnati 26, Ohio. 

Secretary: Frances Cone (Mrs. Andrew 
B. Kirkpatrick, Jr.), 1 Westover Circle, 
Wilmington 6, Del. 

Fund Agent: Marie Gilliam (Mrs. R. 
Hunter Park), 611 McDaniel Ave., Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Many thanks for the news (some of 
which arrived just a little too late for my 
last letter) and for the Christmas cards. 

New brides are: Kay Lang, who married 
Carleton Bartlett Gibson III on Oct. 20; 
Winifred "Frendy" Burden who married 
John Nelson Gronen on Dec. 19; Katherine 
"Kata" Edwards who married E. B. Crane 
in November; Fan Lewis who married Dr. 
Joseph H. Jackson, Jr., on Sept. 24. The 
last two items came from Margaret Lewis 
Furse. Kata went to Bennington from 
S. B. C. and then to Katherine Gibbs. 

E. B. is a friend of Margaret's and her 
husband, Austen. Fan visited the Furses 
in Sept., and while there, she and Joseph 
were married in the Furses' church with 
Margaret as Fan's only attendant. They will 
live in Shreveport where Joseph is interning. 

New babies are: Melinda Beth, born 
Nov. 18 to Bonnie Loyd and David Crane; 
Julia, born Sept. 1 1 to Peachey Lillard and 
Bill Manning; Stuart Ashburn, born Oct. 
5 to B. G. Elmore and Guy Gilleland; 
Douglas Frederick, born Oct. 13 to Kay 
Leroy and Wally Wing; Sarah Luscombe, 
born Feb. 25, 1956, to Ginger Luscombe 
and Justin Rogers; Franny and Kathy, born 
Nov. 9 to Frances Martin and Harvey 
Lindsay. These are the first twins, so far 
as I know, in our class ! Frances says that 
"they don't look a thing alike. " 

I received a wonderful Christmas card 
message from John W. Davison, who was 
the husband of Marian Holmes, and I wish 
to share it with you: 
Dear Mrs. Kirkpatrick: 

During the months immediately after 
Marian's death, many of her classmates and 
other friends from Sweet Briar wrote to me 
to express their sympathy. During that time 
I was continually moving and unable to 
answer them, and many of the cards and 
notes became misplaced and Marian's ad- 
dress file has become a hopeless mess. I 
would like to ask you to extend my ap- 
preciation through your class column and 
my belated wishes for a Happy Christmas- 
tide and New Year to you all. 

I should also like to report, to all who are 
interested, on our daughter, Kathryn, who 
is blossoming into a real young lady and 
is the image of her mother. Not so much 
in physical characteristics, but she has at- 
titudes and expressions and shows the signs 
of the same charm and grace which made 
Marian so well-loved. She is a real credit 
to her mother. I am stationed at Quonset 


Alumnae News 

Point. Rhode Island, in an Airborne Early 
Warning Squadron (carrier based), and 
JKne been so fortunate as to have Kathy 
with rut. I would like someday to introduce 
Kathy to you all, as Marian was very proud 
of her and had hoped to show her off at 
the earliest opportunity. 

Very truly yours. 

John W. Davison, Jr. 

Lt, (jfi) U. S. N. 


Quonset Point, R. I. 

Bettye W'ri^hl and Tom Schneider now 
have three children. Lynn. 5V2. Tommy. 
J>\2- and Bobby, I'/,. EliHabeth "Bookie" 
Coryell and Jack Feldmann have three 
dau^jhters, Elizabeth Jane, 512, Kathryn 
Coryell, 2', j, and a youn,i;cr dau>;hter about 
I'l. Cora Jane A\ and Robert 
Spiller ha\e two children, Janey, -t. and 
Bobby, 1' 2- Robert is a captain in the Army, 
teaching ROTC at Lafayette College in 
Easton, Pa. Mary "Tree" Ljiiiii.iii and Lew 
Brown have moved to Rochester. N. Y. 
Dottie Barney and Jack Hoover are happy 
over being in Darien, Conn. Dottie saw- 
Marianne DeLiciirle Holland last fall. Dot- 
tie Mnii/JX""' 'ind Imre Cholnokey are set- 
tled in Cireenwich. Conn., for good. Dolly 
CLirk and John Rasmussen sailed on the 
V . S. S. from San Francisco 
on Aug. 30 for Yokosuka, Japan, where 
John will be at the Naval Repair Facility. 
They will be there two or three years. 
Dolly sounded very excited and promised 
more news from the Orient. From the east 
to the west, where Edith Brnnke and Peyton 
Robertson are in Paris for a two-year tour 
with the Marines. Edie wants anyone pas- 
sing through to look her up. Peyton's num- 
ber is Princess 4800. extension 7201. They 
have already had trips to Belgium and 
Spain. Nancy Day was working at the Har- 
\ard Business School last year on a special 
project. Last summer she took a six-weeks' 
course in interior design at Parsons in New 
York. She sees Bonnie Lnyd and Dave Crane 
often in Boston. Mini W'yse and Link 
I.insky and daughter. Keith. 2. have bought 
a house in Lorraine. Ohio. On vacation last 
summer Mini saw "fellow fifties." She 
talked to Pat Halloran. who is working 
rn 'Wall Street in New York and rooming 
with Anne Peyton, who works for Time. 
Mini spent the day in Rye. N. Y., with 
Genevieve Hummel Gees. Genevieve has 
three children. Chris, 'i. Timmy. 3' 2. and 
Priscilla. 2. Mini took a flying visit to Judi 
C.iiiiphell Campbell's Fifth Avenue apart- 
ment and saw Judi's little boy. Duncan. 
Mary Dame Slubht and Doug Broad have 
a son. Doug, Jr., 1. They have a sail boat 
on which they spend a lot of time, although 
as Mary Dame puts it. it is like taking 
a busman's holiday since Doug is a harbor 
pilot! They have a lot on Blackbeard's 
Point (overlooking Hampton Roads where 
Blackbeard's head was displayed as a warn- 
ing to all pirates) on which they plan to 
build this spring. Mary Dame says that in 
spite of the gory detail, the view is won- 
derful ! She wrote that Frances "Binkie" 
Mjrr and Johnny Dillard have a second 
girl. Mary Marr. 

The only new news about Andy and me 
is that we have bought a house — very small, 
but very cute. Come to see us I But if you 
can't do that— 'WRITE ! Next deadline is 
May 15. 

Kate and Conway, children of Mary Pease 
Fleming, '51g. 


Prcudenl: Mary Street (Mrs. George E. 
Ml nt.igue), 3900 Abingdon Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Secretary: Jean Randolph (Mrs. Alan 
Martin Bruns), 210 Sunset Avenue, Char- 
lottesville, 'Va. 

Fidid Ajieiit: Ann Mountcastle (Mrs. 
Robert S. Gamble), 65 Carter St., New 
Canaan, Conn. 

Six years out of college and I am still 
happy around the end of each January be- 
cause I'm not faking exams. Thanks to 
Christmas card gleanings — mine and other 
peoples — we have news aplenty this time. 
The main and only item from the Bruns 
menage is that Alan is now city editor of 
The Daily Progrest. He enjoys the new 
work but the sedentary life is ruining his 

Ann Mi/unlcaslte Gamble passed along 
these bits of information. Jim and Patty 
Carliii Selvage had their second son, Craig 
Carlin, last September. Mary Ed Daniels 
Lowry and her husband and two daughters 
are living in New Canaan where Mary Ed 
is head of staff aids for the Red Cross. 
Kitty Arp and Bob Waterman's last vaca- 
ti( n included visits to Annie Moo and 
to Barbara Bin Dow and Joan Dans War- 
ren, both in Bryn Mawr. Pa. Joan's new 
daughter. Greer Trotter, was born in No- 

Pinkie Barringer and Tom "^X'ornham 
are now in Chula Vista, Calif., and Tom 
is stationed at Coronado teaching amphib- 
ious warfare. They have bought a house 
and expect to be there three years. They 
have two daughters. Another Navy couple. 
Margery Davidson and Ed Rucker. now at 
Portsmouth, Va.. will soon be headed out 
of the Navy and to Boston probably for 
a residency there. 

Jody Kiiehnle and Ivan Kaufman are in 
Amherst. Mass.. where Ivan works for the 
college and for the Episcopal Church. Cindy 
\\")inan and Dcrsey Richardson are now in 
New Orleans where Dorsey's company. 
Cook's Travel Service, opened a new otiicc 
of which he is manager. Their d.uighter. 
Melanie Cushing, was born last August. 
Elizabeth Cooke McCann writes that she 
has two children, age 3 and 2. and is work- 
ing as secretary and legislative clerk to 
Virginia Congressman Joel T. Broyhill. 
They live in Alexandria and Bren is an 
engineer in 'Washington. 

Ruth Clarksori Costello sent along a 
letter from Lynne McCiilloiinh Holconibe, 
who was up to her ears in "string quartets 
on alternate Tuesday nights, symphony on 
alternate Mondays, and on the other Tues- 
days, teach 'til 9 on Wednesdays." She 
reported that Janet Fiillon and John Evans 
have bought a new house in Houston. 

Rodes Eaill Coleman wrote that her hus- 
band is doing some work this year in an 
architect's office along with his studies. 
They are living in Berkeley. Calif., but 
were home last summer for Louise Cole- 
man's wedding to Archer Jones and again 
for Christmas. The Jones are living in 
Washington now. 

M. J. Eriksen and Gardner Ertman have 
a son, Eric Gardner, born last October. 
They are still in Cambridge. Ruthies fall 
travels included a trip east where she visited 
Sue Lockley and Ned Glad, who are hunt- 
ing for a house in Manhattan. She lunched 
with Joan Vail, who heads southward in 
March for her marriage to Jack Thorn, a 
Marine now and lawyer later. Ruthie and 
Peggy Chisholm Boxley will represent us 
at the wedding. 

Seymour's post-Christmas note included 
the news that Dick and Mary Emery Barn- 
hill have a new apartment in Peter Cooper 
Village, in New S'ork. She says Jean 5/./- 
plelon and Burge Hellier are building a 
new house (they are Connecticut dwellers) 
and that Sue Taylor and Bob Li 1 ley have 
a new son. born last winter (not so new 
really) and a new house. Anne ]'an Norden 
and Charles McDuftey are now living on 
East End Avenue in New York City. 

Diane Richmond Simpson and her hus- 
band have a new son. Charles Blair Rich- 
nirnd. born Dec. 8. They are in Florida 
where KMI is in winter quarters and hope 
the Gambles will be there for a \isit. Anne 
Adams and Lewin Wethered have bought 
a 50-year old house in Baltimore where he 
is an attorney. They have one son. 

The great white bird visited Ruth Mag,ee 
and Walt Peterson in St. Louis in January 
and deposited Charles Reuben. I'rsula 
Reimer and Hank Van Andi moved in 
December to their new house in Menlo 
Park. Calif. He is doing research at Cali- 
fornia Packing Co. Debbie McClure and 
Francis Moritz have a third child, a son. 
born in October. Chloe Mason is working 
in Durham where her brother-in-law and 
sister are now living. Carol R-lston and 
S-^nny Toulmin went to Rome. N. Y.. for 
Christmas with her family. She writes that 
Nedra Greer and Ben Stimpson will build 
a house this spring at Sprini; Hill outside 
Mobile. Susan Oi/randtr and Lloyd Hood 
have a si n. born last summer. 

St. Clair Hayden, home from her year 
abroad and teaching at Shepherd Knapp 
School in Boylston. Mass.. went home to 
Lruisiana for Christmas. M'>nna Simpion 
and George McClellan are building a house 
— literally. She carries nails and he reads 
the directions and pounds. The Paint and 
Patchc. scenery work comes in handy, she 
says. ^X'inl,'field Ellis is working in the 
Atlanta office of Merrill Lynch. Pierce. 
Fenner and Beane. She loves the brokerage 
business and I have always loved the name 
of that firm. Joan Hess is now assistant 
editor of the American Artist Magazine. 
Caria de Creny and Bernard Levin had a 
son last summer. 

Muff' Marti and Bud Herbruik adopted 

Spring 1957 


a three-week old son last June. Joan Moller 
and George Anderson fall into the new 
house category. And the Ohrstroms — Mary 
Miirchison and Richard — had a tour of 
Europe recently. 

My roommate, Julie Micou. is now decked 
out with a San Francisco address. What 
happened was this: she went out to visit 
her brother. Paul, last summer, went home, 
quit her job, packed all her possessions in 
her Volkswagen, and "rushed out here to 
stay." Brother Paul obligingly got married 
and she took his garret apartment with 
built-in view of the bay. Between trips to 
Palm Springs and to the mountains for 
skimg, she does cancer research at the 
Institute at the University of California 
Medical School. She had talked to Mary 
Ky.ii/i Pierson, who has a new son, and Ann 
Sinsheimer. Mary Kraus is really a charter 
member of an ever-growing club of 1951 
class members who have "went West." 

Ed. Note; We have received a clipping 
about Joan MjUory Pease of Camden, S. C. 
She was stricken with polio 7 years ago, 
a few weeks after the birth of her only 
child, Stephan. and she has been in an iron 
lung e\er since. She urges adults to have 
the Salk shots to protect themselves. We 
are sure her classmates have the deepest 
sympathy for her in her illness. 


Secretary: Jane Roseberry (Mrs. John A. 
Ewald. Jr.), 149 Wellington Rd., 'Garden 
City, L. I., N. Y. 

Fund Agent: Mary Bailey (Mrs. John 
Izzard, Jr.), Apt. 27, 3181 Mathieson Dr., 
N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

Greetings and Happy Springtime, Ladies: 

Though this is written in the ice and 
snow, ycu will probably read it about the 
time you are ready to paint the yard furni- 
ture in the basement or buy a silly hat for 
the first pretty day. All of this brings to 
mind Spring at Sweet Briar and how beauti- 
ful it will be this June, when we get there 
for our fifth reunion! Can you believe it? 
So much water has gone over the dam and 
there is so much to catch up on ! Do start 
making your plans now so it can be a 
super-special reunion; apply for time off 
from boss or husband, line up the baby 
sitters, and make this a "must." 

Those ever - welcome Christmas cards 
brought a few tid-bits of news to pass on 
to you. Bobby Reich Van Kirk and Bruce 
are going into their third year in Park 
Forest, III., and have two daughters now, 
Karen and Holly. Leila Booth Morris re- 
ports a wonderful summer at West Point 
with Johnny and Joan Stewart Hinton, and 
Nancy Hinton Russell and Walt, and all 
their collective children. The Morris family 
is still in Ft. Leavenworth and Jim will 
graduate from his school there on June 
15th. Meanwhile, Leila is taking a tailoring 
course and teaching Sunday School. She had 
seen Peggy And en on Ashford in New York 
last April, Doug is getting his Ph. D. in 
June at Princeton and then they are off to 
parts unknown, complete with Elizabeth 
Ann. born last May 25. 

Carolyn BLick Underwood and Roger 
have said "good-by" to the government 
and in September they moved to Ravens- 
wood, W. Va., where Roger has a position 
in the Management Engineering Division 
of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. 

It's a huge new plant on the Ohio and while 
there are less than 3,000 people there now, 
there will be 20,000 when the project is 
finished. At present, they have found some 
good friends and are enjoying small town 
living after Washington. 

Nancy H.imel Clark writes in glowing 
terms of their son, Blake, Jr., born August 
8. She and Blake have seen a good deal of 
Pat Pannill Mebane and Allan and she 
writes that Janet Graham is in Berkeley, 
Calif., studying on a Commonwealth Fund 
Grant. Nancy also tells me that Robbin 
McGiiry Ramey and Bob have been trans- 
ferred to Timberlake near Lynchburg, Va. 

Henry and Mary Gregory, children of Mary 
Gregory Plumb deButts, '52g. 

Polly Plumb deButts wrote that she was 
a bridesmaid for Casey and said that the 
wedding was beautiful. Polly is teachin.? 
2nd grade in Charlottesville along with 
taking a Journalism course and she and 
Henry gave little Henry a baby sister 
February 19th (1956) . . . Mary Gregory. 

Nancy Morrov.' Lovell and Mac had a 
son, W. McKaig Lovell, Jr., July 23 in Mt. 
Lebanon, Pa. ... "a real darling with a 
full head of red hair." The Lovells are 
fixing up their house in Dormont, outside 
Pittsburgh, where Mac is working on the 
Shippingport Atomic Power Reactor Station, 
the first civilian project for peacetime use 
of atomic power. Bob Whitney, Nancy Ann 
Moore's (x'52) husband, is in Mac's office 
so they see a good deal of each other. The 
Whitneys have a little boy, Larry, who'll 
be a year old soon. 

New addresses; Carroll Morgan Legge 
and Allan, 1063 Beaconsfield Ave., Grosse 
Pointe 30, Mich., and Bob and Norma 
Jansen Phalen and little Molly have moved 
to 2034 Thilenius, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

We see and talk to Keir Henley Donald- 
son and Scottie often, and they are most 
intrigued with their cute young son, Mat- 
thew Joseph II, born Nov. 19th. Keir says 
Lelie jenkim and Clare Draper were mar- 
ried in Birmingham on December 8, and 
are living in New York now, skiing in 
Vermont on week-ends. 

Susan Hobson McCord has been substi- 
tute teaching in New York a little, plus 
taking care of little Mary Marshall. She 
tells me Alice Sanders Marvin and Chuck 
are living in Wazatta, Minn., a suburb of 
Detroit (sounds strange, but that's what 

they tell me!) Neil and Clara McDonald 
Bass are out of the Navy now and living 
in Memphis where Neil is an architect. 

Ginge Sheaff Liddel and Bob write that 
they moved into their house in Riverside, 
Conn., two years ago in April, and last 
April 29 had a baby boy, Robert Lee, Jr. 
She says Janis Thomas Hawk and Jim also 
had a boy last June and are living in Bir- 
mingham. Freddie Collins Brister and Jim 
are in Richmond. 

I talked with Sue Bassewitz Shapiro 
recently. She and Lewis are home from 
France and are living in Great Neck, Long 
Island, where Lewis commutes to his work 
at the Skin and Cancer Hospital in New 
York. Sue says Pat Rufpert Flanders and 
David had a little girl, Cynthia Ann, on 
Jan. 2. Also in the blessed event department 
are Sally Clay and Glenville Giddings who 
produced Alexa Clay last Aug. 1 3th ! 

Kenny and Katie Babcock Mountcastle, 
with newest daughter, Laura, born Sept. 
9th, have moved to Nolan Lane, Darien, 
Conn., and are very enthusiastic about their 
new house. 

Jake and I took in the inauguration in 
January and had a glorious time. We saw 
Shug Gregory, whose engagement to Foster 
Petit (from Lexington, Ky.) was an- 
nounced the end of December. Shug and 
Foster are planning to be wed in Mayfield 
April 15th and will live in Charlottesville 
where Foster is finishing up his second 
year in Law School. Becky Yerks was in 
Washington for the festivities and then came 
on to New York for a few days, spending a 
little time with us. She looked wonderful 
and is giving up her job doing public rela- 
tions for the Jacksonville Symphony. 

While we were in D. C, I talked with 
Lynn Mitchell and Skip Riddick. They've 
bought a house in Chevy Chase and are 
busy painting and fixing up, and keeping 
up with Sally and Ann. 

That's all for now, I'm afraid, but here's 
hoping we'll see you, come June 3rd! 


President: Mrs. Charles J. Nager, Jr, 
(Kathleen Bailey), 12 Van Dyke Apts., 
Netherlands Village, Schenectady, New 

Secretary: Nan O'Keeffe, 12 Hawks Hill 
Road. New Canaan, Conn., and 109 East 
79th Street, New York 21, N. Y. 
Fund Agent: VIRGINIA Hudson, 83 Pleas- 
ant St., Apt. 1, So. Weymouth 90, Mass. 

Greetings, ladies. Happy New Year and 
all that sort of thing. I loved all your 
Christmas cards and notes; thanks so much. 

Before starting on news, here are some 
interesting statistics that might be of in- 
terest. 42 of our 74 graduates are married; 
at the moment 2 are engaged; there are 28 
children, with Connie Werly Wakelee lead- 
ing in this department with three, since her 
twins. Holly and Ann, were born Dec. 
29th! "i'oung Jeft' is mighty proud of his 
little sisters. Connie and Da\e are living 
in West Hartford, Conn. 

Heart': and Flowers Dept: Cathy Munds 
is engaged to Ben Storek, who is with 
W. R. Grace Co. in New York. They will 
be married April 27 in Wilmington, Del, 
Marion McMurray will marry Rev. Thomas 
Vanderslice from Chicago. He is at the 
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evange- 
list in Flossmoor, III. Midge Chace is en- 


AliiDinae News 

gaged to William Powell anJ plans a May 
wedding. Best wishes to all the fiances! 

Nov. 3 was the wedding date for Court- 
ney Willard and Ford Conger, and also 
Ginny Dun lap and Tom Shelton. Caroline 
A\o(iJi Ri herts was Ginny's matron of 
honor, Betsy Pjriull McMnurry was there. 

Jay Wells married Tom Rodgcrs, and is 
living in Houston, Texas. Sara Ironmonger 
and Jack Grier were married Aug. 18; he 
is a lawyer in Norfolk, Va., and Sara is 
teaching school. Pat Marshall will be mar- 
ried in April to a science teacher in Denver. 
His first name is Lloyd, but my information 
source didn't give me the last name. 

The Niiitct) Dt'l'/.: Connie's twins ha\e 
dominated the baby scene somewhat! Isn't 
it exciting.' There are several other new 
additions to report, however. Eleanor Hirsch 
Baer and Ben named their wee one Ben III. 
He arrived on Dec. 4th. Sallie G.iyle and 
Bob Beck had their second, a little girl, 
on Dec. 12. June Gayle Beck — pretty name, 
Betty Thijiii.ii Mclhaine and Larry became 
parents in Dec, I believe. It was a boy. 

Other progeny not aforementioned in this 
column are Polly Hcji^i.' Carpenter's Mary 
Catherine, born in Aug, '^^. She and Dcrr 
are living in Baton Rouge, La, Betty Aioi^re 
Baker and Rex have a little boy nicknamed 
Mac, but named for his Daddy, He is about 
a year old. By the next issue, there will be 
several more kiddies to report! 

Jtjh Notes: Janie Coll/iii Kilburn is 
teaching remedial readin.g in Rockford, III. 
Dorothea Fuller will leave Canada and her 
attache job in June to return to the States. 

A funny note from Toni Le'Varn reported 
that she was writing for Scripps-Howard 
newspapers (one story a week) and at the 
same time was being sued by an unmen- 
tioned or persons for an article she 
wrote a year ago! My, my. A budding 
^X'alter VC'inchell in our midst. 

Kay Amsden got her MS degree in phys. 
ed. from Smith and is now teaching at Earl- 
ham College in Richmond. Ind. Jane West- 
brook is working in the depart- 
ment of the Albany Hospital, and our own 
almost full-fledged doctor. Jean Felty, is 
ready for internship. She is now doing 
clinical work and pediatrics. 

Heard that Harriette Hod,ges is workin.g 
in Chica.go, Jane Perry has temporarily 
given up the South and is in New York, 
changing j<bs at the moment. Nancy Bnwar 
Andrews and Dave are still in New York. 
Their Lynda is two. David will go to Belle- 
vue for one year of general surgical 
residency, then to Presbyterian Hospital 
for 3 years of orthopedics. 

Suhiirhi.i Di'l'l.: Janie D.iinon Mud- 
wilder and Bob have bought a yummy 
home — split level — in Park Forest, 111,, and 
will move in March. Also amongst the 
home-owners are Caroline Aioudy Roberts 
and Bill who have a in Sewickly 
Heights. Pa. C-Iine sounds mighty do- 
mestic to me! 

January 27th was a red letter day for 
Anne Kirkiey Ervin because that was the 
date that Tate got out of the Navy after 
three years. They returned to Morgantown, 
N. C. and started building a home. 

Tidiet Del'l.: Kat/y went down to Cuba 
in Dec, to meet CJ after his Navy cruise; 
they had a glorious week in Havana, 

So many of you asked about me I Was 
touched to the core! Right this very minute 
I am packing and typing at the same time. 

Mary Dallis Johnson lones. '54g, with Paul, 
Jr.. and their new son. Paul III. 

Am going to Stowe. Vt,. to ski this week- 
end ! Great fun. That is why this may seem 
more harried than usual. As far as my job 
goes, I am still in personnel at J, Walter 
Thompson, and lo\e even' frantic minute 
of it; it is really a busy little spot, and 
working overtime is just taken for granted! 
Does keep one out of too much mischief, 
however! Otherwise. I go skiing whenever 
possible, and am generally having a ball. 
Can't wait until June. 1958. when we all 
go back to reunion. That will be one for 
the books, to quote a phrase, 

L'ntil then, don't forget the Alumnae 
Fund and Ginnie Hudson who is sitting 
up in Massachusetts with her list and her 
envelope for money clutched in her little 
hand. She, by the way, is doing a ,t>reat 
job. Must get in a plug for her! 

Alumnae like The HISTORY 
Jo Nelson Booze, '53, writes: "You are 
so right — the bool-. is interesting from start 
to iinish." 


Pielld'-nl: MARGARET MoHLMAN, 165 East 

35th Street, New York, N, Y, 

Secretiiry: Jane R. Keating. 329 East 5Sth 

Street, New York. N. Y. 

Fund Agent: Faith Rah.mer, 165 East 35tli 

Street. New York. N.'^'. 

At random; Kay McLau,ghlin is teaching 
third grade at the Maumee Valley Country 
Day School in Ti>ledo, and loves it. She 
ran into Ellie Vorys at the Ohio Bar 
Association meeting; grand time had by 
both. Peggy Eu\irt and Bill Boggs have 
been transferred from Pittsburgh and have 
moved out to Evanston, Illinois, Joy and 
Charlie Eldredge have a new home in South 
Bend, Ind,, and their daughter, Lisa, now a 
year old. is a wonder to behold, Mary Bal- 
lard writes that she is now (and has been 
since 1951) Mrs, John C. Ward. Jr.. and the 
mother of Elizabeth. -4. and John III. 2. 
Mary and John are living in Lexington. 
Ky„ and John is finishing his Masters at 
the L'niversity. 

Liz Culler and Roy Hoffman have built 
a new home in Birmin.gham, and children 
Holly and Mark complete the family. Joyce 
W.ihinle) Wellford and husband Bev have 
recently moved to Wilmington, Joyce said 

she saw Meri and Walt Major at Virginia 
Beach recently, and of course she raved 
about Meri's pickles ! Mag Andrews is get- 
ting bylines in the Charlottesville paper . . . 
next stop. AVir Yoik Times! Jean Gillespie 
and George Walker have another young 
man in the family: George. Jr. He arrived 
last April, but that's the way news travels 
these days ! 

Anne Sheffield writes that after writing 
copy in the advertising dept, of Rich's Dept, 
Store in Atlanta, she is now in graduate 
school at Emory and plans to teach, 

Alice Haidinfi Correa and husband Leonel 
are living in Washington with children 
Lindsay. 2, and Rene, 3 months, Alice said 
she'd heard from Karen Lnukey Hyde who 
has recently become the mother of Tim, 
Jr, Also according to Alice, Mar)' Ann Rohb 
is currently working for her Dad m the 
real estate business, Jean ALinning and Bill 
Morrissey have a son. Bill, Jr. They are 
still in Washington, and Jean reports that 
Lanni Carney and husband Bernard de 
Langavant (now living in Mass.) have 2 
young ones: Laure and Jean Jacques. Joy 
Bennett and Danny Hartshorn are also liv- 
ing in Mass,, and have a wee one, Heidi 
Stevens, born on No\ . 3. 

Jane Berf^uido and Tom Abbott have 
bought a house in Dedham, Mass., and are 
most excited about it. Billy Isdale is en- 
gaged, but (my apologies) I don't know 
his name — more on this later, Nanci Hay 
got married last month, and I do know 
hts name: Bill Mahoney. another BBDO 
advertisin,g genius, and a wonderful guy ! 
Ann Collins Teachout and husband Bill 
had a fabulous honeymoon in Hawaii and 
are now having open house in San Fran- 
cisco . . . West Coast, anyone,' 

Vaughan and Tay-y-ylor have added 
Taylor Morrissette, Jr., to society-at-large, 
and 1 understand he's heavenly ! Another 
new mother in our midst is none other 
than Dilly Johnson Jones! G. Paul, III, 
was born recently — all of which brings 
up quite a story. It seems that Paul, Jr.. 
has been bragging for years that he could 
win all the loot on the TV show "Name 
That Tune, " Dilly listened to him long 
enough, and finally, unbeknownst to Paul, 
wrote the show's producers and told them 
all about Paul, their courtship and marriage, 
and also sent them a medley of .songs to 
be used as part of the quiz. The producers 
got so entranced by this fair Georgia- 
Mother-To-Be-Cracker that they picked Dilly 
instead of Paul to be on the show. Well, 
to make a long story c\en more involved. 
Dilly couldn't come to NYC because of the 
baby. The MC of the shovv. however, gave 
weekly reports on the stork's progress, and 
finally had Paul appear. 2 days after the 
baby was born. Picture of Mother-and-son 
shown on screen. In the meantime, their 
fellow-contestants in all this decided to 
split their earnings with the Jones, and 
finally, on the last go-round (the ante was 
now a cool $25,000). Dilly. Paul and The 
Third arrived on the scene — or more speci- 
fically, on the set. They won. too! Ruth 
frye Deaton and I had dinner with them 
before the show, and at last report, mother, 
father, baby, and CBS-TV all doing fine! 

I spent a grand week-end recently with 
Bruce W'jits and Bill Krucke, Bruce's bro- 
ther Beau was up from Virginia Beach — • 
just like old home week, Bruce and Bill's 
son Carl is the current love-of-niy-life! 

Spring 1957 


Bruce said she'd seen Margaret Jones 
Steuart and daughter Elizabeth recently. 
They're now in 'VX'ashin.gton with Guy. 
^iore later, and Send Money To Faith! 


President: Nancy Anderson, 18 1 Hudson 
St., Hudson, O. 

Secretary: Amanda McThenia, The Ce- 
dars, Alderson, 'W. 'Va. 
Fund Agent: Catherine Cage, 1002 Sul 
Ross, Houston, Tex. 

Hey there — here I am again with a big 
thanks to Jane Lindsey for doing the fall 
issue and "merci" to all you who sent news. 
I am back on home soil and sorry to report 
not too much news. After a great Christmas 
I began a career which I hope will be short- 
lived. Running a large house with no help 
plus nursing two sick "ain't" much fun! 
However, Dad is well. Mother is in the hos- 
pital and I've learned to cook. When I land- 
ed in New York on Dec. 1, I saw Ethel 
Green and Chase Lane who are living with 
Jane Feltus. Ethel is with a publishing com- 
pany. Chase is in the psychiatric ward of a 
hospital — working, that is — and Jane is still 
in drama. Barbara McLamb and I chatted 
for half an hour but she didn't get fired from 
McCann-Erikson. 'Wandering over to Rich- 
mond, I found Betty Danjord Molster and 
Chuck having lots of fun with young Chuck, 
and Peggy Vest "Valentine and Hank with 
a brand new girl, Margaret. Anne Taylor 
has announced her engagement to John 
Snider of Charleston, and they will say their 
vows about the same time Meta Space and 
Ben Moore walk down the aisle in Savan- 
nah. Chase and Ethel are to head south for 
the festivities and rumor has it that if Pres- 
ton Stockton gets back from duck hunting, 
she will also be in Savannah. Pam Compton 
is to marry Hudnall "Ware this summer and 
will join the other '55'ers in Richmond. 
Over Charlottesville way — Andy "Wallace 
is still with 'WCH'V and has a program 
every morning on Homaker's Hints. Gail 
Djiidson Baserie and John have settled in 
the fair city where John is with the in- 
surance firm Knox-TurnbuU Associates and 
Gail is receptionist at 'WCH'V. Sue Seward 
has a brand new Austin-Healey to take her 
back and forth to her work with an archi- 
tect in Petersburg. The Nation's Capital 
has claimed a large number of 1955. Nancy 
Douthat, Pat Tucker and Joan Gualtieri 
have a house in Georgetown. Nancy and 
Joan are with "the government" and Pat 
is secretary at the National Academy. 
Shirley Sutliff is curator at Mount Vernon, 
Gretchen Armstrong with U. S. News and 
World Report, Pam Compton and Anne 
■Williams with C. I. A., "Vida Radin doing 
graduate work at American University 
since "Facts" for whom she was reporting 
folded. Gay Reddig in Law School at 
Georgetown, and Didi Stoddard teaching 
English at Madeira and of course directing 
freshman plays. Ginger Chamblin is wait- 
ing for Mardi Gras in New Orleans and 
gets her M. S. in Chemistry in June. Fritz 
Merriman is with the Playhouse in Erie, 
Pa. She lives with a Phys. Ed. teacher. 

Kathleen Button Ginn. L. H. and daugh- 
ter "Scotty" are still in Puerto Rico, Mary 
Langs Holecamp and Mac are in Webster 
Groves, Mo., and have a new daughter, 
Elizabeth Moore, making a total of three. 
Bar Plamp Hunt and George report Wyo- 

ming as really the "wonderful West"! 
Joan Fankhauser is teaching elementary 
grades in Cincinnati and planning a trip 
to South America this summer. Remember, 
'55'ers, if you want to see and read the 
Alumnae Magazine, send your checks 
to Catherine. If you would go to look at 
the new dorm as I did, you'd really get 
the urge to "build up the fund." 


President: Joyce Lenz, Sunset Hill, Boyce 

Avenue, Ruxton 4, Md. 

Secretary: CATHERINE LoTTERHOS, 905 

Pinehurst St., Jackson, Miss. 

Fund Agent: Kay Smith, 2205 Kentmere 

Parkway, Wilmington, Del. 

Being the orderly and highly organized 
person that I am, I immediately categorized 
the class of '56 into four groups: those who 
have some European connection; or, those 
who live in Boston; or, those who are 
teaching school; or, . . . those who are 
exceptions to the first three. 

I will begin with some of the exceptions, 
since actually they seem to outnumber cate- 
gories 1. 2, and 3. The young housewives 
of '56 have scattered from coast to coast, 
and of them I have gleaned the following 
news: "Virginia Nelson Self and Henry 
have a son, Peyton; Marty Field Carroll 
and Charlie have a daughter, Mary Ellen; 
Nancy Genzmer Detrick and John have a 
daughter, Taylor, a dog, Mike, and a cat, 
Octa'vio; Ann Marie Jacobson Shramko and 
Sam have a daughter. Carol; and Jane 
Black Clark and David have two daughters, 
Alden and Jane. There is the news of the 
next generation. Mary Alice Major Duncan 
and Graham live in West Lafayette, Indi- 
ana; Sherry Patlon Henry and Bill are in 
Nashville while he is in "Vanderbilt Law 
School. Gary Maxivell Rousseau and Jules 
live in North Wilkesboro, where he pract- 
ices law. Rose Montgomery Johnston and 
lawyer Tom are living in Memphis; and, 
Carolyn Pannell Ross and Dud really are 
in Winnipeg, Canada. 

Carolyn Dickinson Tynes is an active 
newspaper woman with the Birmingham 
Neu-s; another presswoman is Frances Shan- 
nonhouse, who is with the Charlotte Ob- 
server. Jane Street is enjoying working for 
a Charlotte law firm; Dede Candler is keep- 
ing up the Historic Society of Atlanta; 
and Barbara Collis is decorating interiors 
in Louisville. Byrd Stone likes her job. and 
is a very unusual secretary in a high school; 
to quote her: "can't type, take shorthand, 
bookkeep, or anything else." Nancy Regi- 
ster is an assistant librarian at the Llniver- 
sity of Mississippi Medical School. Barbara 
Darnall made Phi Beta Kappa this January, 
and is no"^' working for a representative 
at the Texas State Capitol. Kitty Harrison, 
who also made Phi Beta Kappa, is working 
for a New York bank. Iris Potteiger has 
spent her field work period at the Flarvard- 
Radcliffe Business Administration School, as 
a seller at John Wanamakers department 
store in Philadelphia; in March she will 
probably work in Washington. Peggy Ann 
Rogers has gone to New '^'ork to work for 
a publisher. Mary Koonz. after graduating 
at Purdue, plans to be a Junior Engineer 
at the IBM Airborne Computer Labs. Nan- 
cie Howe writes that she has been: "spe- 
lunking, folksinging, and learning to play 
a guitar (and working.)" Ann Irvin, who 

is doing Child "Welfare Work in Roanoke, 
went to New York in February for the 
League of Child Welfare Workers. 

And now to the European category . . . 
Joyce Fackiner saw Rosemary McClaren 
while "over there," and since her return has 
been a technical assistant in the Station Ap- 
paratus Department of the Murray Hill 
Laboratory of Bell Telephone Laboratories. 
The ship on which Karen Steinhardt 
returned from Europe was the next to last 
to pass through the Suez Canal; she is 
now working as a mathematician program- 
mer at Technical Operations, Inc., in 'Wash- 
ington, D. C. Cissee Pfeiffer, who just 
graduated from Indiana L'niversity, crossed 
the Atlantic with Meredith Smythe, and 
after a manellous trip, they are back in 
Louisville learning how to type. In March, 
Helen Turner Murphy and Tayloe sailed on 
the lle-de-France for a three-months' spree; 
and this summer, Julie Jackson will leave 
the L'niversity of West "Virginia, and Macie 
Clay will leave her job with a law firm, to 
play for awhile in Europe. The last I heard 
from Nancy St. Clair, she was skiing down 
the Matterhorn. Other travelers of '56 are 
Joan Broman, who commutes between 
Florida and New York; and Joyce Lenz, 
who plans a jaunt to 'Veradero, Cuba, after 
working at Johns Hopkins last fall. Eliza- 
beth Jean Smith will be doing quite a bit 
of traveling as she is now affiliated with 
Delta Airlines. 

The Boston group has managed to en- 
dure a freezing winter. Alice Guggen- 
heimer, Louisa Hunt, Ann Stevens, Helen 
Wolfe, and Betsy Meade have been keepin.g 
warm by ice-skating vigorously. Gwen Hofif- 
man, who graduated a Phi Beta Kappa at 
"Vanderbilt, is also in Boston at Radcliffe 
Graduate School. 

In the school-teacher category, I have 
found the following people: Denny Dolan 
Henkel, who is teaching the first grade in 
Englewood, Colorado; Ella Prince Trim- 
mer is teaching the third grade at St. Cath- 
erine's in Richmond; Jolly L'rner is enjoy- 
ing teaching in Wilmington, Del., Anne 
Willis in St. Louis, Jane Slack in Roanoke, 
and Mary Ann Hicklin Quarngesser in the 
country near Charlottesville. Mariann Wil- 
son is at TCL^ working for her teacher's 
certificate; Lee Chang has been quite busy 
at Cornell student-deaning 250 freshman 
ladies. Mimi Thornton writes that she and 
Lou Galleher are still having a fine time 
teaching in Culpeper, 'Virginia. 

Cupid: On November lOth Peggy 
Patillo married Bob Beckman. Jeannie Ap- 
plequist and Jim Basson were married in 
December, and Leila Thompson and Ken- 
neth Taratus were married in Januarj'. 
Pryde Brown and John McFee were 
married on March 16. This category seems 
to be a growing one: Gwen Hoffman is 
engaged to a Harvard Medical student, 
Tom Lamb; Lottie Lou Lipscomb is en- 
gaged to John Guttry, a dentist from Kil- 
gore, Texas; and Eve Altsheler is engaged 
to Stuart Jay, who is attending the LTniver- 
sity of Virginia Law School. Frances Gil- 
bert will marry Herbert Brown in June. 
On May 4, Nancy Salisbury will marry 
Bob Neill of High Point, North Carolina; 
and as I "mentioned" in my letter, Henry 
Mills and I will be married on June 22, 
after he receives his M.D. at the L'niver- 
sity of Mississippi Medical School. Mean- 
while, I can still be found in the Archives. 


Alumnae News 




June 2, 3, 4, 1957 

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by Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman 

Designed and printed by the Princeton University Press 

This fascinating account of Sweet Briar's unique history — the evolution of a plantation 
into a college, its growth and achievements — by an alumna who has experienced a good 
deal of Sweet Briar history in the making has been a huge success. The enthusiastic 
reception by the alumnae has exhausted over half of the printing already. Read the 
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Alumnae News 

Volume XXVI, No. 5 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

May, 1937 



The tiftieth anniversary present to Sweet 
Briar College from its alumnae, Board mem- 
bers, faculty and staff, students, parents, 
foundations, corporations and friends now 
totals $1,925,000 for new buildings and en- 
dowments. Gifts for other purposes, totaling 
nearly SI 00,000, bring to more than two 
million dollars the total amount given to 
:he college in the four-year campaign. 

The major objectives of the Half-Century 
campaign were a new dormitory, science 
building, and auditorium-hne arts center, 
and Si, 2 '50,000 in additional endowment. 
William Bland Dew Dormitory welcomed 
its first 80 students last September, but addi- 
tional funds are needed to reach both build- 
ing and endowment goals. To assure the 
completion of these objectives, and to pro- 
vide Sweet Briar with an annual giving pro- 
gram geared to the- college's other needs, 
now and in the future, the Board of 0\er- 
seers announced in February the establish- 
ment of the Sweet Briar Fund, combining 
the Alumnae Fund, the Parents Fund, and 
the Dexelopment Program. 

To assist the officers of the college in 
seeking contributions to the Sweet Briar 
Fund, the Board has created a new Devel- 
opment Council, composed of Board mem- 
bers, faculty and staff, alumnae, students, 
parents, and other friends of the college. 
The new Council is headed by Buford Scott 
of Richmond, a member of the Board and 
the father of Margery Scott '57. The Coun- 
cil's work will be largely carried on through 
several committees, each of which is sched- 
uled to meet this month on campus in con- 
junction with the annual meeting of the 
Board, May 16-18. 

These new committees, and their chair- 
men, are: Executive, Mr. Scott; Education, 
President-emeritus Meta Glass; Corjxjra- 
tions, Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown (Sara Shal- 
lenbcrger, 32g); Foundations, Mrs. Fred 
Andersen (Katherine Blount, 26g) and 
Hugh K. Duftield, former chairman of the 
Parents Advisory Board; Bequests and An- 
nuities, Gorham B. Walker, Jr.; Special 
Gifts, Mrs. James N. Frazer (Rebecca 
Voung, 35g); Campus, G. Noble Gilpin; 
Public Relations. Martha von Briesen, 31g; 
md Ancillary, Helen McMahon, 23g. 

J. H. D. 

Plans for 48th Commencemeiit Outlined 

Sweet Briar's forty-eighth annual commencement exercises, June 1-3, 
mark the end of another academic year and the completion of their college 
course by 86 seniors who are candidates for the bachelor of arts degree. 

Devereux C. Jo- 
sephs, chairman of 
the board of the 
New York Life In- 
surance Co. and a 
leading lay propon- 
ent of higher educa- 
tion and its needs, 
will deliver the ad- 
dress at the gradua- 
tion exercises Mon- 
day morning, June 3. 
"Reliable Attitudes for New Patterns" is 
the title chosen by Mr. Josephs, who is 

Jamestown Anniversary 

Pageant Staged in Dell 

Sweet Briar's campus was the setting 
for a historical pageant, "Lord Jeffrey's 
County," on May 10 and 11, as the climax 
of a week-long Amherst County celebra- 
tion of the Jamestown anniversary. 

A senior, Nancy Godwin, of Petersburg, 
Va., wrote the pageant, which has a cast 
of 100 people and which depicts the his- 
tory of this area beginning at the time of 
the Jamestown settlement in 1607. 

Sammie Jean Crawford, a freshman from chairman of the President's Committee on 
Amherst County, is narrator and a chorus Education Beyond the High School. He pre- 
of 20 Sweet Briar students will help to un- viously served as chairman of the 13-man 
fold the story. Members of Paint and committee which advised the Ford Founda- 
Patches are building scenery and directing tion in its distribution of S260,00(),()0() to 
lighting and sound effects. pri\attly supported colleges and universities. 

The Rev. Byron S. Hallstead of Amherst The Rev. Harold C. Phillips, minister of 

Methodist Church is directing the pageant, the First Baptist Church, Cleveland, will 
to be presented on two successive evenings preach the Baccalaureate sermon Sunday 
in the west dell. morning, June 2. That day's schedule also 

includes final step-singing at 4:30 p.m.; 
Vespers in the west dell, led by President 
Pannell at 5:30; college supper for seniors 
and parents at 7 o'clock; concert, 8:30 p.m.; 
and Lantern Night ceremonies at 10. 

President Pannell will be hostess at the 
annual garden party in the Boxwood Circle 
Saturday afternoon, June 1, in honor of 
seniors, their parents and other guests, 
alumnae and faculty members. 

A variety of senior talent in music and 
dance will be presented Sunday evening, 
June 2. Piano solos by three music majors, 
Alice Barnes, Jane Fitzgerald, and Carolyn 
W'estfall, two vocal selections by another 
senior, Patricia Johnson, and a number 
played by the new chamber ensemble will 
comprise the musical offerings. 

In addition, members of the dance clubs 
will present "Water, " a dance choreograph- 
ed by Page Phelps, a senior, which was in- 
c... CampMi Phoio '■"'"ded in the dance recital this spring and 
Brunette Roberta Malone. of Dothan. Ala., reigned ^'35 later selected for presentation at the 

as Sweet Briar's 50th May Queen on Saturday, annual Arts Forum of the Woman's Col- 

May 4. "Jamaican Frolic." theme of the weekend lege. University of North Carolina. Jane 

was planned and carried out by the sophomore R^j^er, alsO a senior, will play the accom- 
class with Connie riTzgerala, Charleston, b. C, » ■ i i i 

as chairman. panjfTient, which shc composcd. 





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May, 1957 

New Director to Head 
Junior Year in France 

R. John Matthew, assistant professor of 
Romance languages at the City College of 
New York, will become director of the 
Junior Year in France beginning Sept. 1, 
President Anne Gary Pannell announced 
recently. Sweet Briar has administered the 
program since 1948. 

Mr. Matthew will succeed Prof. Joseph 
E. Barker, organizer and first director of 
the program, who is retiring. 

The new director, who has been on the 
faculty at City College since 1933, has also 
been closely associ- 
ated with the Junior 
Year in France pro- 
gram, having serv- 
ed as professor-in 
charge of the student 
group in France dur- 
ing 1952-53. A grad- 
uate of the Univer- 
sity of New Hamp- 
shire, he has studied 
at se\eral European 
universities and he 
holds the doctorat de I'Universite de Cler- 
mont-Ferrand, France. 

He was secretary-general of the Federa- 
tion of French Alliances in this country 
from 1946 to 1951 and he is a member of 
its board of directors. He has also served 
on the regional Fulbright Selection Commit- 
tee. During World War II he served four 
years with military and air intelligence. 

In addition to numerous articles published 
in professional journals, Matthew compiled 
the annotated bibliography for "Language 
and Area Studies in the Armed Forces" 
and he is the author of "Education in 
France," published in the Handbook of 
Foreign Universities. 

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew have a son John, 
14. They were welcomed to Sweet Briar 
at a garden party given in honor of Prof. 
Barker and for them by President Pannell 
on April 20. 

Now in its ninth year under the admin- 
istration of Sweet Briar College, the Junior 
Year in France has enrolled a total of 722 
young men and women from 110 colleges 
and universities, including 87 students this 
year. The year's program begins with six 
weeks in the provincial capital of Tours, 
where the students undergo intensive lan- 
guage drill. Late in October they go to Paris 
to enroll in the regular winter term of the 
University. They live with French families 
both in Tours and in Paris. 

Prof. Barker, who joined the Sweet Briar 
faculty in 1930, and was chairman of its 
Romance languages department from 1941 
to 1950, served as director of the University 
of Delaware's foreign study program in 
France in 1934-35. In recognition of his 
services in promoting French ciiltural inter- 
ests, he was decorated as a Chevalier of the 
Legion of Honor in 1950. 


Seven sophomores who plan to study in Europe 
next year include: (first row) Kathleen Mather, 
Ann Pegram, Sally Mayfleld, Junior Year in 
France; {2nd row) Virginia Marchant and Cath- 
erine Brownlee, St. Andrews. Scotland; {3rd row) 
Tabb Thornton, University of London, and Kitty 
Guy, University of Munich. 

Alumnae Fund Aims 
To Set New Record 

Gifts totaling S22,6l4 from 1760 alum- 
nae have been made to the 1956-57 Alum- 
nae Fund. This good news puts the Fund 
ahead of last year's total at this time. Letters 
ha\'e gone to all alumnae who gave last year 
but have not yet contributed to the 56-57 
Fund and a final appeal will be sent this 

Sweet Briar appears on one of the 1955- 
56 "honor rolls" of alumni giving. For the 
second straight year it is one of the 10 col- 
leges in the country showing the highest 
percentage of graduate contributors. Alum- 
nae ofiicers are also eager to see it listed 
among the 10 colleges showing the highest 
percentage of response from ;(// alumni. 

Alumnae are asked to send their gifts, 
large or small, to the Alumnae Office be- 
fore June 1, to help complete the Rollins 
Fund and strengthen faculty salaries. 


At the end of April, more than S64,- 
596.61 had been raised for the Rollins Fund 
from the sources listed below. The Kresge 
Foundation has offered Sweet Briar $50,000 
provided an additional $100,000 is raised 
before December 1, 1957, to establish the 
Wallace Rollins Professorship of Religion. 

Alumnae $21,083.40 

*Faculty, Staff, and students 6,537.40 

*Board of Overseers 13,433.25 

Parents 3,001.00 

Friends 2,327.00 

Class of '31 1,565.91 

Class of '13 5,000.00 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs 7,760.15 

Anonymous 4.00 

Memorials 422.50 

Esso Education Foundation 2,000.00 

Virginia Theolgical Seminary 

Alumni and Faculty 1.462.00 

Total $64,596.61 

*Not including alumnae. 



Three construction contracts, representing 
$100,000, have been let by the college to 
cover building an addition to the present 
central heating plant, erecting a new and 
larger chimney, and installing a new boiler. 
Wiley and Wilson of Lynchburg are engi- 
neers for this project. 

C. W. Hancock & Sons, Lynchburg, won 
the contract for building the addition to the 
heating plant, and Erie City Iron Works, 
Erie, Pa., was awarded the boiler contract. 
Both firms submitted the lowest bids among 
five bidders, according to Peter 'V. Daniel, 
assistant to the president. 

Offering the lowest of seven bids, the 
International Chimney Corp. of Buffalo, N. 
Y., won the contract to build the new radial 
chimney, which will be about 12 feet in 
diameter at the base and 125 feet high, pro- 
viding increased draft for the boilers and 
the increased heating capacity required. 
Work has begun and should be completed 
by mid-July. The present stack, which was 
probably built in 1905, will be razed dur- 
ing the summer. 

Construction has also begun on the addi- 
tion to the present heating plant, which is 
to make room for the new boiler and pro- 
vide fuel storage space. In addition to meet- 
ing present needs, the new boiler will take 
care of heating two other buildings which 
are planned. The two old boilers, which 
have been in use for more than 20 years 
and are now operating at capacity, will 
serve as stand-by units. 

According to plans, the present boilers 
will be reconnected and put into operation 
by Sept. 1, and the new boiler is to be com- 
pleted for use by mid-November. 

Lynchburg News photo 

Nine seniors who became members of Theta of 
Virginia chapter. Phi Beta Kappa, in February are: 
(1st row) Nannette McBurney, Emma Henry Math- 
eson, Carroll Weitiel; {2nd row) Jane Best, Carter 
Donnan, Mary Anne Wilson; (3rd row) Peggy 
Liebert, Elaine Kimball, Jane Pinckney. 


HOLIDAY magazine selected Sweet 
Briar as the setting for a fashion feature 
story on college girls' clothes for next fall. 
Two writers and a photographer were spend- 
ing several days on campus as this issue of 
the Newsletter was being assembled, tak- 
ing pictures of a few student models dressed 
for all kinds of college acti\ities. Men's 
fashions for the September issue will be 
photographed at Princeton. 

Mav, 1957 


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Two Faculty Members 

Complete Doctorates 

Two of Sweet Briar's outstanding teach- 
ers, Ben L, Reid and Miss Dean Hosken, 
will receive Ph.D. degrees in June from the 
University of Virginia and Boston Univer- 
sity, respectively. 

Miss Hosken, who passed her oral exam- 
ination early in April, wrote her disserta- 
tion on "Prolegomena to a Christian Philos- 
ophy of Penal Justice." A Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she 
holds a B.D., cum laude, from Union The- 
ological Seminary. She had taught at Mount 
Holyoke before coming to Sweet Briar in 
1930 as assistant professor of religion. 

Mr. Reid, who came to Sweet Briar in 
1951 and is assistant professor of English, 
passed his oral examination late in April 
and has completed his dissertation on "W. 
B. Yeats and Generic Tragedy." An honor 
graduate of the University of Louisville and 
holder of a master's degree from Columbia 
L'niversity, Mr. Reid has just been elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Vir- 

During the past year he has published 
three critical essays in 18th century litera- 
ture the most recent, "Justice tor Pamela," 
ha\ ing been warmly commended in the New 
York Times book section after it appeared 
in the winter issue of the Hudson Review. 

Mr. Reid has resigned from the Sweet 
Briar faculty to return to Mount Holyoke 
College where he formerly taught. 


Preshman Honor List: Rhett Ball, Leigh Brown, 
Mary Anne Claiborne, Lura Ann Coleman, Mar- 
garet Cook, Lee Culluni, Elizabeth Dew, May- 
delle Foster, Carolyn Gough, Claire Manner, Mary- 
lyn Jackson, Carolyn King, Ary Jane Lotterhos, 
Frances Newman. Patricia Russell, Elizabeth 
Shwab, Marion Smith. Sarah LInderhill, Eleanor 
"Weingart, Ann Dick Wilson, Gale Young.'s Lis! — second semester: Seniors; Sophie 
Ames, Alice Barnes, Jane Best, Carter Donnan, 
Jane Fitzgerald. Betty Folmar, Mariella Gibson, 
Nancy Godwin. Anne Gwinn, Joan Harjes, Char- 
lotte Heuer. Elaine Kimball, Margaret Liebert, 
Nannette McBurney, Roberta Malone, Virginia 
Marks, Emma Matheson. Frances May, Louisa 
Morton, Helene Perry. Jane Pinckney, Susan 
Ragland, Joanne Raines. Enid Slack, Helen Smith, 
Mary Landon Smith, Barbara TetzlafF, Louise 
Wallace. Carroll Weitzel, Carolyn Westfall, Mar- 
jorie Whitson, Mary Anne Wilson. 

Ji'NiORS: Sarah Austen. Olivia Benedict, Polly 
Benson, Sarah Benton. June Berguido, Suzanne 
Brown. Floride Buchanan. Julia Olive Craig, 
Susan Davis. Susan Day. Myrna Fielding. Ruth 
Frame. Marcia Hill, Edith Knapp, Laurie Lanier, 
Maud Winborne Leigh, Shirley McCallum. Eliz- 
abeth Meats, Kenan Myers, Ethel Ogden, Adele 
Scott. Dorothy Wyatt. 

Sophomores: Elaine Allison, Etna Arnold, 
Judith Brean. Catherine Brownlee, Ethel Bruner, 
Elisabeth Chambers. Elizabeth Colwill, Kitty Guy, 
Gertrude Jackson. Elizabeth Johnston, Virginia 
Marchant, Kathleen Mather, Evelyn Moore, 
Eleanor Morison, Fleming Parker, Virginia Ram- 
sey, Jane VC'heeler. 

QV (sophomore honorary society): Ann Bush, 
Mary Harrison Cooke, Betsy Duke, Sally Hale, 
Sorrel Mackall. Virginia Marchant, Dorothy 
Moore, Eleanor Morison. Betsy Salisbury, Gretch- 
cn Smith, Ann Turnbull and Ann Young. 


Pt'i// Jihl Lebdiwi! were represented al Street Briar for the first time this year by 
Era Villaran and Alona Ghaiittis. irho held two of the scholarships offered to foreign 
students. Each has contributed a great deal to the campus life and, as far as possible, to 
communities beyond the campris. Recently Eva and Alona summarized their reactions to 
the year at Sweet Briar, as follows: 

The academic year of 1956-57 has brought 
to me innumerable experiences. From the 
\ery beginning of the year it has been 
wonderful for me to 
li\c with so many 
girls, to share their 
lives, to get to know 
them, to be a mem- 
ber and a part of the 
school routine, to 
enjoy my work, and 
i ^^^^^^^^^^H to regard Sweet Briar 
4H^|^^^^^HL<. o^n home. 

Every single day has taught me some- 
thing new. I have learned and admired the 
wonderful relationship between professors 
and students in which the strongest virtues 
are the trust and confidence in the student. 
Although every student is a member of a 
community she is considered as an indi- 
vidual and treated as such. She feels toward 
the teacher a strong friendship because she 
knows that in him she has a friend ready 
to help and advise her. On her part, the 
student is asked to cooperate with the 
teacher and to do the best she can in her 
work. No matter what the results are she 
is certain that her work and efforts will be 
appreciated by her professors. In this knowl- 
edge she grows confident in herself, thus 
achieving better results in her work. 

At Sweet Briar there is time for every- 
thing. Besides my studies I have enjoyed 
tremendously the beautiful campus of the 
school. It has been one of my greatest 
pleasures to wander around in the woods, 
the lake, the monument, admiring their 
beauty and recording in my memory all 
kinds of little details that will remind me 
of this wonderful year. 

The academic year is coming to an end. 
It seems as if it was yesterday when I 
saw the welcome smile of my big sister 
and experienced the great fears of my iirst 
class. Time has flown away since that first 
day, bringing with each day's routine the 
appreciation of what life is like in an Amer- 
ican college. I feel that with this great 
opportunit)' gi\en to me I have not only 
enriched my life with the knowledge that 
I have gathered from my studies, but also 
with the many true friendships that I have 
gained throughout this year, and which I 
hope to keep all my life. I consider that 
my stay at Sweet Briar has been one of 
the happiest times in my life, and I shall 
always keep in my heart the wonderful 
memory of it. 

Eva Villaran 

The warm welcome which I received on 
my arrival at Sweet Briar College gave me 
so much confidence that I felt immediately 
at home; my apprehensions were gone, leav- 
ing exciting prospects ahead of me. 

As I visited the campus at sunset, I be- 
came silent at the beauty of such a place 
and the first thing that occurred to me was: 
"How privileged the American girls must 
be to live here." My first impression of 
Sweet Briar College was dazzling I On the 
same evening I wrote a 2-f-page letter to 
mother telling her my excitement in being 
in such a school. 

I immediately became acquainted with the 
girls who amazed me by thjir extreme kind- 
ness and informality. My "big sister" ex- 
plained to me many ol the college rules and 
traditions. Nothing enchanted me as much 
as the honor system which I found incom- 
parably essential to 
the development ot 
the individual's in- 
tegrity and sense of 
responsibility. I ad- 
mired it also because 
it stressed the per- 
sonal principles rath- 
er than those of the 
school. Being some- 
thing completely new 
for me, it struck me 
vividly and my reaction was a wish to ap- 
ply it in Lebanon and throughout life in 
all matters. 

As time passed I became a member of 
the whole community which I got to know 
better and where I made many friends. 

Along with my acquaintances I felt that 
I was intellectually growing because of all 
my new experiences; my personality de- 
veloped and I became much surer ol myself 
and of my beliefs especially when I had to 
deliver talks to different communities and 
groups. I learned to evaluate myself and 
others on more objective grounds, I became 
more tolerant and more understanding. 

Being very curious, I attended all the pos- 
sible entertainments and conferences which 
I could and now I have become so involved 
with my environment that it will be difficult 
for me to disentangle myself whether from 
the habits I acquired, the customs I prac- 
ticed and the slang I learned. 

In general my experiences at Sweet Briar 
(;ollcge being new and beneficial, gave me 
a broader view of the world as a whole and 
of America in particular: it showed me the 
real application of democracy and liberty. 

I hope that many foreign students will 
get the opportunity I got so that they may 
take back to their homes the product of 
their most fruitful years. 

MONA Ghantus 

Page 4 


May. 19=*? 

Emily Bo wen Room 

Everyone who enters the Emily Bowen 
Room, on the ground floor of the new Wil- 
liam Bland Dew dormitory, is immediately 
aware of the gay colors which make the spa- 
cious room unusually attractive, but until re- 
cently it was not apparent to all how the 
room came to be named. 

A simple brass plate, installed on one of 
the walls of the room, now conveys this 
information: "The Emily Bowen Room, fur- 
nished in memory of Emily Johnston Bowen, 
Class of 1958." 

Emily's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hascall 
Bowen (Ruth Johnston '26) and her grand- 
mother, Mrs. John P. Moorman, all of Roa- 
noke, visited Sweet Briar when the plate was 

Emily was a freshman at Sweet Briar when 
she died on April 11, 1955, of injuries re- 
ceived in an automobile accident in Lynch- 
burg. She was on her way back to college 
after spring vacation. Her death shocked and 
saddened her classmates and other friends, 
one of whom wrote that week in the Sweet 
Br'hir Neirs: "Emily Bowen's gift to us was 
that of classmate, fellow student and friend. 

Gent^ Campbell Phoro 

of smiling selflessness and sincerest loyalty. 

"She remains a part of Sweet Briar, a 
part of all who knew and loved her and who, 
in remembering, know that 'through the 
hands of such as these God speaks and 
from behind their eyes he smiles upon the 

Shortly thereafter her class sponsored a 
plan to make Emily Bowen's spirit a part 
of their college by furnishing and naming 
for her a room in the new dormitory, then 
being planned. Other students and teachers 
at Sweet Briar, members of Emily's family, 
and friends and alumnae in Roanoke also 
contributed to the fund. 

The Emily Bowen Room was used for the 
first time on Parents' Day, late last October. 

Since then it has become a favorite gath- 
ering place for students and their guests, 
it has been the scene of numerous college 
teas and receptions, and it has served hap- 
pily as a comfortable place for lectures, dis- 
cussion groups, alumnae meetings, and im- 
promptu music-making. A welcome addition 
to the room's furnishings is the piano, given 
by a Richmond alumna ( Lydia Purcell 

Chamber Music Ensemble 

Prepares First Concerts 

A newly-formed chamber music ensemble 
which includes three students, three faculty 
members and two musicians from Lynch- 
burg, is making its first concert appearance 
on Thursday evening. May 16. It will play 
again in a Commencement concert, June 2. 

G. Noble Gilpin, chairman of the music 
department, will direct the ensemble and 
will play the organ for at least one number. 
Others in the group include Gwen Speel, 
flute; loan Schladermundt and Juanita Mix- 
son, \iolins; Miss Lucile LImbreit, associate 
professor music, and Mrs. Paul Ellis, Lynch- 
burg, violas; Irving Dayton, Lynchburg, 
flute; and Edmund Allison, assistant profes- 
sor of music, organ. 

Opening with an organ solo, Bach's Toc- 
-cata and Fugue in D minor, played by Mr. 
Allison, the program will include the An- 
dante from Bach's double violin concerto; a 
suite for chamber group by Schnittelbach; 
the first movement of the double piano con- 
certo in C major, by Bach, with Alice Barnes 
and Jane Fitzgerald at the pianos. Miss Um- 
breit and Mrs. Adrian Massie, an alumna 
and chairman of the Memorial Chapel Fund, 
will play a suite for two pianos by Milhaud. 

This recital is the fourth in a series ar- 
ranged by the Music department this spring 
in conjunction with the Memorial Chapel 
Committee, as benefits for the chapel fund. 
Senior recitals in March and April by Alice 
Barnes, Jane Fitzgerald and Carolyn West- 
fall completed the series. 

Wilmer '23) and her husband, in memory 
of her father. 

Several shades of blue and green, brick- 
dust red, and white are the predominating 
colors which greet the eye in the Emily 
Bowen Room. Along two sides of the room, 
arched French doors give access on the one 
side onto a green lawn and on the other to 
a flagged terrace. It is a room with a youth- 
ful freshness, like that of Emily Bowen. 


Sweet Briar Alumnae News 

sweet briar, virginia 

Entered as second-class matter at the 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, "Va. 

Mary Helen Cochran Library 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Published by Sweet Briar College 
November 1 & 15, February, March, May, June 


^ ^ % Ml' " 







Ethel Ogden, the Manson Scholar, and Winnie Leigh, the 
Benedict Scholar, congratulate each other on their recent awards. 

IN memory of Mr. N, C. Manson, Jr., the alumnae have 
endowed a full tuition scholarship each year. The 
Manson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an upper-class 
student of high academic achievement who shows real 
quality of leadership and makes a real contribution to 
student activities. This award was established in 1925, the 
year following Mr. Manson's death. Every student who 
attended Sweet Briar from its beginning to that time knew 
and lo\ed Mr. Manson, devoted friend and benefactor of 
the college and member of the Board of Directors. 

At commencement Dean Pearl announced that the 
Manson Memorial Scholarship for 1957-58 was awarded 
to Ethel Ogden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. 
Ogden of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ethel is well qualified 
for this honor. She received Freshman Honors and has 
been on the Dean's List every semester. In addition to 
her high academic record Ethel has been outstanding in 
many other phases of the life of the college. 

At the end of her freshman year her class elected her 
a member of Q. V., sophomore society, during her second 
year she also represented her class on the YWCA board, 
received an Athletic Association Award, and was elected 
to Paint and Patches dramatic society. This year as a junior 
Ethel was head of orientation, a student guide, and a mem- 

ber of the Briar Patch staff. She will serve as president of 
the "i'AVCA next year and is majoring in religion. 

"K^AUDE WINBORNE LEIGH of Norfolk, Virginia, 
-^'-*-was named holder of the Mary Kendrick Benedict 
Scholarship for 1957-58. This announcement, made at 
Commencement, will be of especial interest to the members 
of the class of 1935 as Winnie is the daughter of Maude 
W'niborne Leigh, '35. 

Gi\'en to an upper-class student of "high academic 
standing and personal integrity, who has shown in her 
college experience a purpose for service," the Benedict 
Scholarship is considered a special distinction. It is named 
for Sweet Briar's first president whose friends and former 
students have contributed the principal for the scholarship. 

Winnie is a senior representative to the Judicial Board 
and has held many offices during her years at Sweet Briar. 
She was president of her freshman class, a Q. V., junior 
representative to the YWCA, member of the orientation 
committee, a member of the Briar Patch Staff, a student 
guide and member of the dance group. Like the holder of 
the Manson Scholarship, Winnie is also a religion major 
who was awarded Freshman Honors and has been on the 
Dean's List every semester of her college career. 

oweei Bf^iafi 




Gladys Wester Horton, '30g 


Phoebe Rotve Peters, '31g 

Virst V ice-Vres'ident 
Ella-Prince Trimmer, '56g 

Second Vice-President 

Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

Nancy Dowd Burton, '46g 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

Alumna Member 

Sara Shalleuberger Brown, '32g 

Alumnae Members 

Nan Potfell Hodges, 'lOg 
Katherine Blount Andersen, '26g 
Rebecca Young Frazer, '35g 
Alma Martin Rotnem, '36g 


Mary Clark Rogers, '13 
Dorothy Keller Iliff, '26g 
Ellen Newell Bryan, '26 
Marion Jayne Bercuido, '28g 
Virginia Van Winkle Morlidge, '28g 
Norvell Royer Orgain, '30g 
Ruth Hasson Smith, '30g 
Agnes Cleveland Sandifer, '31g 
Elizabeth Myers Harding, '35g 
Betty Smartt Johnson, '38g 
Ann Morrison Reams, '42g 
Sarah Louise Adams Bush, '43g 
Marguerite Hume, '43g 
Margaret Munnerlyn Haverty, '47g 
Barbara Lisier Edgerley, '51g 
Mary Lee McGinnis, '54g 


Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g Editors Judith Fe/ld Vogelback 

TUNE 1957 


RY Prince Trimmer, '56g 


BY Milan E. Hapala, Associate Professor 
of Government and Sociology 


BY Betsy Duke, '59, and 

Elizabeth Johnston, '59 


by Marion Benedict Rollins. 

Professor of Religion 




BY Gertrude Dally Massie, '22g 




Issued six times yearly: November 1st and 15th, February, March, May, June, 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November 30, 1931 at the 
Postoffice at Sweet Briar, Virginia. Member of the American Alumni Council. 

You Were There! 

IF you were one of 147 alumnae, 
gathering at Sweet Briar's 48th Com- 
mencement, you arrived laden with 
family snapshots as well as anticipa- 
tion. By Tuesday when you headed 
home, equally laden with all things 
from trays to trashbaskets, you had 
starred in a three-day extravaganza, 
lacking only Billy Rose to be complete. 

Perhaps you were a member of the 
"Potential Alumnae, " known until 
11:50 a.m. on June 3rd as Seniors. If 
so, you didn't arrive with the others. 
You'd been there all along, whiling 
away the time from SeptembiT to June 
with little activities like exams and 
comprehensives and an occasional week- 
end at Washington and Lee (just to 
break the monotony of wearing a black 
robe iill tiie time). 

If so, your weekend started with the 
other alumnae at Mrs. Pannell's Gar- 

Eugenia Burnett AHel '42, and her sister, 
ludith Burnett Halsey, '47, daughters of 
Eugenia Griffin Burnett, '10, member of the 
first graduating class and first alumna 
member of the Board of Directors. 

by Prince Trimmer, '56g 

den Party in the Boxwood Circle, but 
went on from there to Boonesboro 
Country Club and cocktails that mel- 
lowed your mood for a late and lovely 
dinner at The Columns or Town and 
Country or wherever you chose. 

Sunday was well-hlled. You were 
enjoyably processed from Baccalaureate 
to Commencement practice ("Let's try 
the hooding once again ... it MUST 
be in unison") and on to Step-singing 
(a commendable performance). Then 
came your Parents Supper and Lantern 
Night, so beautiful in its ordered dig- 
nity that nostalgic memories were 
awakened in the darkness outside your 
candle's light. 

And then sudd.-nlyl — there you 
were ! — a real alumna instead of mere- 
ly a potential one. Your green-cased 
diploma was tucked snugly under your 
arm, your tassel changed from right to 
left, and your hood fastened into place 
by the white-clad underclassman be- 
hind you (or perhaps your mother or 
an alumna friend who'd struggled to 
dig up a white dress for the occasion). 
You fiacked up and headed east, west, 
south and north. Little did you know 
what fun you left behind! 

If you were a member of the Execu- 
tive Board, you hadn't been on campus 
quite as long as the "Potential Alum- 
nae" — only since Friday when you 
arrived for an informal discussion be- 
fore the actual meetings themselves. 
Your formal business got under way 
Saturday morning with the exciting 
news that Sweet Briar had again made 
the honor roll of the Alumni Council 
News, placing tenth among graduate 
contributors. With this in mind, you 
voted unanimously to shoot for a lO*^^ 
increase in number of contributors for 
the 1957-58 Fund Drive. You listened 
to some interesting accounts of club 
functions, from an antique auction in 
Montgomery to an ice-skating party in 
Norfolk (yes, Norfolk, VIRGINIA). 
In fact, you probably wondered how 


these clubs managed to function at all 
since, according to the Alumnae Office, 
there have been over 1,000 address 
changes this year. You wondered, too, 
whatever had happened to all the alum- 
nae who'd just forgotten to mail back 
the questionnaire sent them two years 
ago. There were such simple ques- 
tions in it — name? class? address? 
You looked at the works of a dozen 
artists, all recommended and con- 
sidered for Mrs. Pannell's portrait and 
you had your own particular favorite — 
just like everyone else on the Board. 

Your meetings were scheduled only 
for Saturday. Following the Garden 
Part}' you went your own way only to 
find yourself reconvening Sunday 
morning to finish up last minute busi- 
ness. By Sunday noon your required 
activities were over, but you didn't 
think about going home. No, indeed ! 
Like the proverbial bad penny, you re- 
appeared (in fact, you never i^mppear- 
ed) to mingle with the third category 
of alumnae on campus: the members 
of the reunion classes. 

IF you found yourself in the last 
group, whether a fugitive from 1912 
or 1956, your days were just as plen- 
tifully packed, "i'our official day for 
registering was Sunday. Perhaps you 
had time before Step-singing to look 
fondly at your senior annual (or to 
wish you could burn all extant copies) 
or to read the notes your absent class- 
mates had sent to greet you. In any 
event, at 4 p.m. you "came rolling 
along" to prove that you could still 
sing lustily and gustily even if the 
words said, "We're not spring chicks 
and we date from 1906." Although 
the rain obliterated vespers, it didn't 
dampen your spirits at the class pic- 
nics. Perhaps you lingered in a pro- 
fessor's home or perhaps you hurried 
back up the hill to Manson for a stu- 
dent program of music and dance be- 
fore Lantern Night. 

Alumnae News 

MONDAY saw you don cap and 
^own, hoping to combine the 
youth of a senior with the complete and 
utter dignity of an alumna back for 
Commencement. Sitting in the alum- 
nae section to the right of the gradu- 
ates and their hooders, you heard Mr. 
Devereux Josephs, chairman of Presi- 
dent Eisenhower's Committee on Edu- 
cation Beyond the High School, 
deliver a Commencement address 
entirely free of high-flown generalities 
but packed full of humane \\isdom, 
lightened with an easy good humor. 
You barely had time to return your 
borrowed finery before it was time to 
meet in Reid Refectory for luncheon 
and the annual meeting of the Alum- 
nae Association. How exciting to 
learn that the still-incomplete Fund 
Drive already stood at 526,43''. 42! 
Faculty Open Houses gave you a 
chance to relax with your favorite 
professors in the afternoon before a 
Punch Party at the Date House. (Com- 
ment: SOME punch!") At 7:30 
you were dining by candlelir;ht in the 
Refectory at the Banquet and admirinc; 
the gay and charming toastmistress, 
Alice Dabiiey Parker. Were you a 
member of the class of 1932, you cele- 
brated your 25th Reunion by entertain- 
ing those present with your souped-up 
rendition of "My Fair Lady." We 
agreed with you heartily when you 
sang: We could have talked all night 
. . .in fact, we DID talk all night ..." 

Talking on the lawn after Commencement, L. to R., Dr. Barker, Mr. Thomas C. Boushall, 
President of the Board of Directors and Board of Overseers, Bishop W. C. Campbell, whose 
daughter, Jane, is a '57 graduate, Mr. John Zinsser, member of the Board of Directors, Mr. 
Devereux Josephs, the Commencement speaker, chairman of President Eisenhower's 
Committee on Education Beyond the High School, and President Anne G. Pannell. 

If you did talk all night, you may 
have regretted it. Early Tuesday you 
were summoned back to class ( remem- 
ber — this IS a college), held infor- 
mally in Dew's Emily Bowen Room. 
The topic, Latin America, was pre- 
sented by Dr. Mazur and a faculty 
panel. 'You learned that this topic was 
one of two experimental "Problems in 
Perspective," forerunner of a course 
required of all senior students next 
year. Greatly relieved that certain 

names and terms meant something to 
you after all, you journeyed to Sweet 
Briar House for the last item on your 
reunion agenda, a buffet luncheon with 
Mrs. Pannell, and a tour through Sweet 
Briar House. 

And then somehow you found your- 
self packing and taking a last sweeping 
look from Monument Hill to the East 
Dell — a lingering look to last you 
till the cry, "See you at Reunion!" be- 
comes a reality once again. 

The academic procession emerges from Commencement exercises in Daisy Williams Gymnasium. Following James Rowley, Assoriata 
Professor of History, are (r. to 1.) President Anne G. Pannell. Bishop W. C. Campbell. Mr. Devereux Josephs, Commencement speaker. Dean 
Mary Pearl, Belle Boone Beard, Professor of Sociology, Dr. Carol Rice, Dr. Joseph Barker, and Gladys Boone Professor of Economics. 

June 1957 




by Milan E. Hapala, 
Associate Professor of 
Government and Sociology 

THE educational landscape at Sweet 
Briar will be enriched next fall by 
the addition of the inter-disciplinary 
course for seniors, Problems in Per- 
spective. In this new course seniors 
will study some of the great issues ot 
our times in the perspective of the var- 
ious academic disciplines. The adop- 
tion of the course by the faculty in May, 
1957, was preceded by many hours 
of preliminary discussions in commit- 
tee meetings and by experimental ses- 
sions of the course this spring. 

The idea for a new interdepartment- 
al course focused upon the controver- 
sial issues of our society was first dis- 
cussed in the Committee on Education- 
al Trends and Instruction in February, 
1955. The advocates of such a course 
believed that the necessary emphasis on 
departmental and specialized courses 
combined with the system of free elec- 
tives has made it difficult, and perhaps 
impossible, for seniors to apply their 
specialized knowledge to the great is- 
sues of the day. Most of the great 
problems can not be divided and stud- 
ied in all their aspects in specialized 
departmental courses. In addition, it 
was argued in support of the new 
course that a liberal education, if it is 
to free man from prejudices by en- 
lightening him and by revealing the 
never ending drama of man's search 
for truth, must be relevant to our times, 

to the changing character of our so- 
ciety, and, in our special circumstances 
at Sweet Briar, to the changing role 
and needs of women. Even though the 
faculty was agreed in the sprmg of 
1955 on the desirability of an inter- 
departmental course for seniors which 
would consider according to the cata- 
log statement "the methods by which 
their varied academic experiences may 
serve in establishing effective ways of 
facing major issues of the post-gradua- 
tion lives," many problems, including 
the content of the course and the meth- 
od of instruction to be used, had to 
be solved first. 

Further progress in getting the 
course adopted was made in 1955-56 
by a hard working committee which 
was chaired by Dr. Thomas Hughes 
and which included President Pannell 
and Dean Pearl. The committee pro- 
posed that the course be required of 
all seniors because the objectives of 
the course could not be fulfilled unless 
student representation from the dif- 
ferent fields of academic concentration 
was assured. The faculty agreed to re- 
quire the course of all seniors, but the 
final adoption of the course was de- 
layed because of staffing difficulties. 

In 1956-57 a new committe; pro- 
posed to try out the course on an ex- 
perimental basis to stimulate interest 
and to test the theory of the course. 

A new outline for the course embody- 
ing many proposals made by the first 
committee was prepared as a guide for 
the experimental sessions. 

The revised outline states that the 
objectives of the course are (1) to 
provide for the whole senior class a 
common intellectual experience; (2) to 
focus the sc-niors' attention on major 
problems common to all seniors re- 
gardless of their major areas of special- 
ization and common to alumnae as 
well; (3) to encourage seniors to place 
these common problems in the per- 
spective established by their major 
fields of emphasis and by their indi- 
vidual experiences. The course should 
encourage seniors to exchange with 
each other their intellectual insights 
into difficult problems, which would 
be viewed in the perspective of the 
past, the present, and the future. 

The proposed instructional method 
emphasizes student-led discussion, stu- 
dent panels, student debates, and stu- 
dent reports rather than lectures of 
guests and faculty members. Three or 
four problems will be discussed first 
semester. The course will meet once 
a week for one hour's credit. Each 
problem will be defined by a faculty 
member or a guest lecturer at a general 
meeting of the whole senior class. The 
following week the senior class will 
meet in small discussion groups, each 
led by a student leader and assisted by 
a faculty member, to explore the var- 
ious perspectixes from which the prob- 
lem may be \iewed. If desirable, the 
small groups will meet for the second 
time, or the session in the third week 
may be devoted to a field trip, inter- 
viewing, or the use of audio-visual aids. 
The final session will hear reports from 
student groups and will attempt to 
formulate a summary ot the student 

THE content of the course will be 
planned by a chairman selected 
for a term of one year with the assist- 
ance of a committee of four faculty 
members representing the four groups 
of the curriculum: language and litera- 
ture, natural and mathematical sciences, 
social studies, and the arts. Topics 
will be chosen each year according to 
the needs and, if possible, the wishes, 
of the students enrolled in the course, 
and the changing character of major 
issues. The Droblems will be phras?d 
with such concreteness as to get inside 

Alinnihie News 

the living space of the senior student 
and the young alumna. 

The first series of discussions this 
spring was devoted to the problem of 
juvenile delinquency. This topic was 
selected as an issue of general concern 
and of personal urgency and also as an 
illustration of the fundamental prob- 
lem of authority vs. freedom. In other 
years similar topics related to the great 
issue of authority ^■s. freedom will be 
selected, including the economic issue 
of state planning vs. market economy 
and the political issues of civil rights 
and conflicting loyalties. The prob- 
lem of juvenile delinquency was intro- 
duced and defined in sociological and 
psychological terms by Dr. Belle 
Boone Beard, Professor of Sociology. 
The following week small discussion 
groups, each led by a student, who was 
assisted by faculty or visiting experts, 
studied the personality ot the delin- 
quent, the relationship of juvenile de- 
linquency to the cultural pattern of our 
society, the influence of mass media 
of communication on juvenile delin- 

quency, and the procedure of juvenile 
courts. In the final session, which 
heard the summaries of the student dis- 
cussions, the problem of juvenile de- 
linquency was viewed from moral and 
historical perspectives. 

THE second problem chosen for the 
experimental sessions ot the 
course was an area study of Latin 
America. Dr. Gerhard Masur, Pro- 
fessor of History, spoke on Problems in 
Contemporary Latin America and the 
second week a panel of faculty mem- 
bers representing different academic 
disciplines, including history, art, lit- 
erature, education, and sociology, an- 
swered questions based on the lecture 
and the readings done by the students 
from books found in a selected bibli- 
ography which was distributed to the 
senior class. This series of discussions 
was repeated for the alumnae college 
on June 6. 

After the conclusion of the first ex- 
perimental session of the course, the 
faculty adopted the course for the com- 

ing academic year and the revised 
outline became the syllabus of the 
course. The course, however, is re- 
garded as experimental and its continu- 
ation will depend on favorable results. 
For the fall .semester of 1957-58 four 
problems have been scheduled: relativ- 
ism. Western Europe, civil rights, and 
architecture and the changing needs of 

Seniors who attended the meetings 
of the course this spring are favorable 
to the course. A questionnaire was 
distributed asking the seniors to evalu- 
ate the course and to suggest improve- 
ments. The results of the question- 
naire have not been fully analyzed, but 
in reply to the question, "What is your 
general evaluation of this year's ex- 
periment.'" only 4 per cent of the 
class replied, "Unfavorable." 

Those of us who have been interested 
in this intellectual adventure hope that 
the Problems in Perspective course will 
strengthen the liberal arts education at 
Sweet Briar by making it vital and rele- 
vant to our time and society. 

The panel on Latin-America is deep in discussion of their Problem in Perspective. From left to right: James 

Rawley, Associate Professor of History, Belle Boone Beard, Professor of Sociology, Franz Bernheimer, Assistant 

Professor of Art, Sonja P. Karsen, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Gerhard Masur. Professor of History, 

and Milan E. Hapala. Associate Professor of Government and Economics. 

June 1957 

open House at Uncle Joe's 

by Bhtsy Duke. '59, and Elizabeth Johnston, '59 

IN a large, comfortable living room 
on the Sweet Briar campus a man is 
sitting in a much-used green arm chair, 
reading aloud. A group of students 
is sprawled all around the room on 
chairs, sofa, and the floor, listening. 
Empty coffee cups and full ash trays 
surround them. It is Sunday night at 
Dr. Barker's. 

Dr. Joseph Barker's apartment over 
the Book Shop has been a second home 
to Sweet Briar girls for all the twenty- 
seven years he has been at the college. 
Mrs. Frederick Scott, president of th: 
class of 1936, of which Dr. and Mrs. 
Barker were honorary members, writes, 
"It was open to us with the warmest 
welcome at any hour of the day or 
night, and a great many of us used it 
freely, stopping in most informally, 
and always finding not only a wel- 
come, but a willing ear available to us." 

During the thirties and early forties 
the Barkers were "at home" to students 
every Friday afternoon. Now, e\ery 
day is "open house" for girls dropping 
in to see "Uncle Joe," who is not only 
a friend and good provider (the cookie 
box is always full) but also a fascinat- 
ing person. His "nieces" are continu- 

ally amazed as they learn about more 
ot his unusual experiences. A favorite 
Sunday night reading is "Hamlet after 
Four Rehearsals," Dr. Barker's humor- 
ous account of his brief acting career. 
A thick scrapbook contains mementos 
of his three months as interpreter for 
Woodrow Wilson's Secret Service 
bodyguard in Paris in 1918-19. 

While he was serving in France, Dr. 
Barker met Mile. Jeanne Dorso, whom 
he returned to marry in 1929; the fol- 
lowing year he brought her to Sweet 
Briar. Mrs. Scott writes that Dr. Bar- 
ker and his "gentle, lovely French wife 
. . . followed our problems, our love 
affairs, our joys, all with deepest in- 
terest and with very good advice, and 
after we left college they kept just as 
keen and close an interest in us." 
Mrs. Barker was very much a part of 
the college and especially of the Junior 
Year in France, which she worked long 
and hard to help organize. She died 
in 1954, but her presence is still felt, 
even by those who did not know her. 

Dr. Barker first became interested in 
the Junior Year Abroad when he ac- 
companied a group of students to 
France under the University of Dela- 

In his apartment, Dr. Barker enjoys a favorite occupotion, talking with students. Mary- 
Anne Wilson, '57, and Roberta Malone, '57, spent their junior year in France. 

ware plan. When, after the war, he 
found that Delaware was not going to 
continue its program, he proposed to 
President Martha Lucas that Sweet 
Briar sponsor a Junior Year in France. 
She approved, and he was appointed 
director in 1947. The program has 
been very successful, and now about 85 
American students study in Paris under 
the Sweet Briar Plan each year from 
many colleges and universities. 

SWEET BRIAR'S interest in France 
extended far beyond the establish- 
ment of the Junior Year. Mrs. Wil- 
liam Bland Dew, for many years one 
of the Barkers' closest friends, recalls 
the response to Dr. Barker's convoca- 
tion speech one fall soon after the war 
was over. He had just returned from 
France, and described the terrible sit- 
uation there. Mrs. Dew writes, "Five 
girls met him at the door to find out 
what they could do to help. Many oth- 
ers came to the apartment. The col- 
lege adopted a school in Paris. The 
funds committee raised $2,000 that 
year, $1,000 the next. Later the girls 
helped the schools in Brittany which 
had been wiped out." 

For his part in strengthening rela- 
tionships between America and France 
Dr. Barker was made a Chevalier de la 
Legion d'Honneur. Mrs. Dew says 
that with Mrs. Barker she "was family 
for him" when the award was present- 
ed to him at Sweet Briar House. 

Dr. Barker has meant a great deal 
to Sweet Briar as a person and as Di- 
rector of the Junior Year in France. 
Anne Kilby, a 1954 graduate who stud- 
ied under the Sweet Briar Plan, writes, 
"His work with the Junior Year de- 
mands complete respect. It is largely 
through his efforts and capabilities and 
enthusiasm that nearly a hundred peo- 
ple each year experience the wealth of 
a year's study in France ... I treasure 
knowing him because of his simplicity 
and consideration, his sense of humor 
and of delight, his warmth and gener- 

Students and alumnae alike were de- 
lighted when Mrs. Pannell announced 
at Commencement that, although Dr. 
Barker is retiring as active head of the 
Junior Year, he will remain at Sweet 
Briar as advisor. Girls will continue 
to join him on his brisk walks around 
the campus each afternoon and to drop 
in for cafe au lait and an evening of 
O. Henry, Chinese Fairy Tales, and the 
company of their favorite uncle. 

Alumnae News 

Al Commencement Mrs. Lill chats with members ol the 25th reunion class. Left to right: 
Marcia Patterson, splendid in her Ph. D. robes, Elizabeth Clary Treadwell, Mrs. Lill, Alice 
Dabney Parker, able toaslmistress ior the banquet on Monday night, and Dr. Betty Allen 

Magruder Reck 

TWENTY-NINE years ago, Ber- 
nice Lill, Mary Pearl, Ethel Ra- 
mage, and I were transplanted from 
various other "patches" to the soil of 
Sweet Briar, and all of us proceeded to 
put down deep roots. 

My first impressions of Bernice 
were: "What an attractive person! 
What an able registrar!" Those im- 
pressions have been reinforced through 
the years, while warm affection has 
been added. 

During fifteen years of work on the 
Admission (iommittee under her 
chairmanship, I continually admired 
her ability to focus on essentials and to 
combine qualities whose separation 
would have been a disaster. She has 
consistently kept human appreciation 
of candidates without bypassing ob- 
jective academic standards. She has 
freed the members of the committee 
to exercise responsible judgment, yet 
has never left them leaderless when 
they needed the insight or conviction 
which only her long experience and 
unique vantatje point could give. She 
has never lost the sense of Sweet 
Briar's own history and "specialness," 
yet she has always stimulated and fed 
our awareness of current developments 
in the whole American academic scene. 

To work on admission under Ber- 

nice Lill makes the headmistresses of 
preparatory schools and the principals 
of high schools not just names but live 
individuals whom she often knows 
personally but whose problems she un- 
derstands in any case. The schools 
themselves emerge from a general blur 
into the individuality which her in- 
timate knowledge enables her to recre- 
ate in our imagination. She can ap- 
preciate without ceasing to appraise 
critically, and she has always helped 
her colleagues to make that necessary 
combination. She has, moreover, 
taught us in admission policy to com- 
bine adventure with basic consistency. 
Whenever a select group of schools 
and colleges have embarked upon a 
serious co-operative experiment to dis- 
cover the students who will benefit 
most from liberal education and to fa- 
cilitate their college admission, Ber- 
nice Lill has studied the experiment 
from all angles, evaluated it in relation 
to Sweet Briar's established policies, 
and given the faculty constructive lead- 
ership toward flexibility without basic 

To her combination of vision and 
judgment we largely owe our gradual 
lessening of rigidity in entrance re- 
quirements, the varied nature of our 




BY Marion Benedict Rollins 
Professor of Religion 

many-faceted admission data, our grad- 
ually increased use of "College Boards" 
as one kind of help in selection among 
applicants, the democratic character of 
our admission procedures, our warm 
relation with secondary schools and the 
deepening of this relation by caretully 
planned mutual visiting, and the vital 
role given to alumnae in finding able 
candidates. In short, every part of our 
present effective admission work bears 
in high degree the creative stamp of 
Bernice Lill — and our place among 
colleges working open-mindcdly on 
admission problems is largely due to 
her alertness, courage, and wisdom. 

What she has built into her special 
part of our academic structure will 
continue to bear fruit over the years, 
as the beautiful home that she has 
built on Woodland Road will continue 
to add charm to the campus. All of 
us who have seen her in that home as 
cordial friend and delightful hostess 
share gratefully in the realization that 
her early retirement does not mean our 
losing her as a neighbor, even though 
Spanish-speaking countries will lure 
her away at times. Just watch her 
find more and more ways to contribute 
zest and stimulus and generous hard 
work to the life of the Sweet Briar 
community ! 

Jlnk 1957 

Susan Davis, a junior, is using the analyt- 
ical balance under supervision of Esther 
Lefiler, Assistant Chemistry Professor. 


Students Work Independently 
Under Guidance of Professors 

THE student of exceptional ability who has Intellectual 
curiosity and initiative needs to be allowed to forge 
ahead on her own in order to develop to the fullest her innate 
capacities. She needs to learn to think for herself, to learn to 
work independently. She needs to accept the responsibility 
for her own progress. To fulfill this need Sweet Briar in 1932 
instituted the Honors Plan of Study for qualified students. 

Under this plan, the student satisfies half the requirements 
in her junior and senior years by working independently un- 
der tutorial guidance. Thus she is freed from much of the 
routine of classes and assignments, and can devote her 
energies and time to proceeding at her own pace. Her work 
is supervised by a professor in the department concerned and 
the student confers with him regularly. At the end of the 
two years she takes comprehensive examinations, both oral 
and written, and these are judged by members of the depart- 
ment and a visiting examiner from the faculty of another col- 
lege. The student who does well is graduated with honors, 
high honors or highest honors in the field of her study. 

Nannette McBurney (left) is reading (or 
honors in modern British history with 
special emphasis on the nineteenth cen- 
tury, particularly British foreign policy. 
Alan Cassels (right). Visiting Lecturer in 
History, is her supervisor. Mr. Cassels, 
who has been in this country for five 
years, hails from England and is a grad- 
uate of Oxford. James Rowley, Asso- 
ciate Professor of History (left), is direct- 
ing Kim McMurtry (right) in her study of 
American History. She is concentrating 
mainly on the period of the Civil War. 


A critical paper on the Dialogues of Plato is being undertaken by Bets 
Cherbuck under the direction of Lawson Crowe, Instructor in Philosophy. 

Above, Milan Hapala, Associate Profes- 
sor of Government and Economics, stops 
to discuss a point of interest with Laurie 
Lanier and Polly Benson. Laurie is 
reading for honors in Government, con- 
centrating primarily on political theory 
and comparative political institutions. 
Gladys Boone, Professor of Economics, 
is in charge of Polly's work, which in- 
volves a double major. In Economics, 
her special topic is the classical school 
of economists and their relation to pres- 
ent-day theorists, and in Government 
the is working on the rule of law. 

Ethel Ramage, Professor of English, is 

holding a tutorial session in Nineteenth 

Century poetry for Susan Day, Shirley 

McCallum and Jane Pinckney, 


THE annual meeting of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Asso- 
ciation was held Monday, June 3, 1957, following 
luncheon in Reid Refectory. Approximately 120 Alumnae 
were present. Gladys Wester Horton, '30g, President of 
the Association, presided and introduced the members of 
the Executive Board. The minutes were approved as read. 

Nancy Dowd Burton, '46g, Fund chairman, announced 
that Sweet Briar had again made the cover of the Alumni 
Council News, placing tenth among graduate contributors. 
She reported that the Executive Board had voted to try for a 
10% increase in contributors and urged active alumnae 
support. As of June 3, over 2000 alumnae had contributed 
$26,435.42 to the as yet incomplete Fund drive. Many 
classes had already surpassed their 1955-56 records, in 
either amount of contributions or number of contributors. 

Gladys Horton described the newly-formed Sweet Briar 
Fund, a long range program combining the Alumnae, De- 
velopment, and Parents Funds, with automatic crediting 
and specification, yet without duplication of appeals. 

Sally Shcillenberger Brown, '32g, member of the Board 
of Overseers, reminded those present that any college de- 
velopment program is never really through. As the Board's 
Chairman of Corporations, she requested alumnae to inves- 
tigate corporations in their areas, notifying the College 
Development Office for follow-ups. Any information on 
foundations should be handled in a similar manner. 

Phoebe Roue Peters, '31g, First Vice-President and Di- 
rector of Alumnae Clubs, announced that 38 of the 44 clubs 
had sold 536,274 worth of bulbs. About 50% of the clubs 
had contributed a total of S8,l42 to the Rollins Fund, 
Round-Up Parties had been given in 18 cities, with more 
scheduled for the fall. Two new scholarships will be 
awarded in the fall, bringing the total to 15 in all. The 
Anne Gary Pannell Bowl, presented annually to the club 
giving the most money for scholarships, went to the Rich- 
mond Club with its donation of $6,301.20. 

Gertrude Dally Massie, '22g, explained the Sweet Briar 
Memorial Chapel Building Fund, of which she is chairman. 

The reports of the Ways and Means Committee, headed 
by Barbara Lis/er Edgerley, '51g, and of the Executive Sec- 
retary, Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g, were given. Mrs. 
Wood announced that, as of the fall issue, all issues of the 
Alumnae News would be mailed to all alumnae. She 
included among the high points of her year the publication 
of the Sweet Briar History, the alumnae adoption of the 
Rollins Fund, and the Iren Marik Concert, sponsored joint- 
ly by Sweet Briar, Randolph-Macon, and Lynchburg Col- 
leges for Hungarian relief. 

In the order of new business, Ann Alorr/son Reams, '42g, 
presented the proposed names of the Nominating Commit- 
tee, of which she is chairman. As there were no additional 
names to be added to the list, the slate was adopted. 

Prince Trimmer, '56g, Chairman of the Portrait Com- 
mittee, reported that various artists had been consulted with 
regard to Mrs. Pannell's portrait and it was hoped that 
during the coming year the painting might be completed. 

The senior class was commended on its performance at 
stepsinging. There being no further business, the meeting 
was adjourned. 

Prince Trimmer, '56g 



The 1957-58 Nominating Committee, made up of seven 
Lynchburg, Virginia, alumnae will begin work this summer 
in order to present a slate of officers and executive board 
members for election in the spring of 1958. 

Anne Alomson Reams, '42, is chairman of the committee 
which has as members Edna Lee Gilchrist, '26, Amelia 
Hollis Scott, '39, Lucy Harrison Miller Baber, '30, Pauline 
Lankford Payne, '35, Nida Tomlin Watts, '40, and Mary 
Morris Gamble Booth, '50. 

The committee will nominate a president, first vice-presi- 
dent, fund chairman, nominating chairman, nine regional 
chairmen, and six members at large. The second vice-presi- 
dent will be nominated by next year's senior class from 
members of that class and the one which preceded it. 

Alumnae everywhere are urged to send suggestions for 
members of the executive board to the committee in care of 
Mrs. Bernard Reams, 7 North Princeton Circle, Lynchburg, 
Virginia, or to the Alumnae Office at Sweet Briar. 

Congratulating Gertrude Dally Massie. '22g, following her speech on the 
Memorial Chapel Building Fund at the annual meeting of the Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Association are (left to right): Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34g, Executive 




Alumnae Neus^^^^ 


New Officers Chosen At Reunion 

Pit'shie)il: Polly Bissell Ridler 
Viiiid Ageiil: Rachel LInyd Holton 
Secret jr\: Dorothy Grdiiniier Croyder 


Pit'siJeiit: Dorothy Prniit Gorsuch 
Fund Aj^eiil: Natalie Hopkins Griggs 
Class Secretary: Agnes Crawford Bates 


President: Betsy Gilmer Tremain 
Fund Agent: Nancy Daiis Reynolds 
Ruth Hensley Camblos 
Secretary: Jeanne Sawyer Faggi 


President: Sara A. McMrillen Lindsey 
Fund Agent: Meredith Slane Finch 
Secretary: Nan Hart Stone 


President: Jackie Razook Chamandy 
Fund Agent: Martha Legg 
Secretary: Josie Sibold 

jecretary; Phoebe Rowe Peters, '31g, Director of Clubs; Gladys Wester 
tlorlon. '30<3, President ol the Association; Helen McMahon, '23g, former 
executive Secretary; and Mrs. Massie, Chairman of the Chapel Fund. 

ALUMNAE GIFTS 1956-1957 

Alumnae have been very generous to Sweet Briar this 
year. The alumnae fund has already surpassed all former 
records and for tiiis we are grateful to every contributor and 
especially to Nancy Dowd Burton, ■46g, fund chairman, and 
to the class fund agents. A final and full report will appear 
in the October Alumnai-; News. 

Alumnae Fund $ 28,933.54 

Reunion gift from class of '32 .... 1,020.00 

Benedict Scholarship 550.00 

Local scholarships from clubs .... 10,721.13 

Rollins Fund from 24 clubs 8,142.64 

Alumnae gifts to the Development 

Program 45,168.00 

Chapel Memorial Fund 242.00 

Richmond Club for Burnett Dining 

Room 625.00 

Total $ 95,402.31 

Club Gifts 

These clubs have contributed to the Rollins Fund: 

Atlanta S 235.00 

Boston 300.00 

Central Ohio 75.00 

Charleston, W. Va 175.00 

Charlotte 85.15 

Charlottesville 370.00 

Chattanooga 350.00 

Chicago 100.00 

Cincinnati 350.00 

Lynchburg 350.00 

Minneapolis 200.00 

New York 1,000.00 

Norfolk 350.00 

Northern New Jersey 100.00 

Peninsula Club of Virginia .... 100.00 

Pittsburgh 300.00 

Richmond 300.00 

Roanoke 225.00 

Rochester 500.00 

San Francisco 30.00 

Spartanburg 47.49 

Toledo ^00.00 

Washington, DC 2,000.00 

Wilmington, Del 100.00 

Total S8, 142.64 

Area Scholarships 

These clubs are among the fifteen clubs offering area or 
local scholarships, and have sent the amounts listed below 
during 1956-57: 

" Baltimore S 300.00 

Long Island 1,000.00 

(to start an endowed scholarship) 

Montgomery 800.00 

Northern New Jersey 250.00 

Richmond 6,301.20 

(to endow the Betty Maury Valentine 

Southern Connecticut 300.00 

St. Louis 150.00 

Washington, D. C 1,119.93 

Westchester County 500^00 

Total SlA72lTl3 

Jl'NE 1957 


A Sweet Briar Memorial Chapel 

by Gertrude Di/Z/y Massie. '22g 

"A[y i-onlribi/lion to the Memorial 
Chapel Fund was a token of the great 
spiritual satisfaction I received from 
the one year I sang in the choir." 

Adelaide Boze Glascock, '40g 

"It is wonderful news to hear that 
you and your committee hare plans for 
eventually having a memorial chapel at 
Street Briar. I think it has been one of 
the crying needs, and its actuality trill 
bring happiness to all — choir and 
alumnae both." 

Betsy Durham Goodhue. '39g 

"/ will be happy to serve on your ad- 
visory committee. I trill do all I can 
to help." 
The Reverend Robert Applevard 

"/ am indeed thankful that, at last, 
there is a Chapel Fund being started 
/oci'.Z)." Henrietta Washburn, 'I4g 

"I can't think of anything I irould 
rather share in than a Chapel for Street 
Briar and you can certainly count on 
me." Jane Becker Clippinger, '25g 

"I can never say 'No' when I am 
asked to serve Sweet Briar in any ivay! 
The Memorial Chapel appeals to me 
and I am delighted to trork on the com- 
mittee. It should have an appeal to 

Margaret Thomas Kruesi. '12 

"Your note is with me and the neivs 
of your committee for a Chapel — 
and that is exciting and thrilling to 
anticipate. I would like to serve on the 
committee and tvill say 'Yes'." 
Florence Bodine Mountcastle, '24g 

"The news of a Street Briar Chapel 
brings joy to my heart and I am de- 
lighted to think that a fund is being 

Frances Pennvpacker. 'I5g 

"Enclosed is a check . . . I do wish 
it could be $10,000 . . . Hoiv lovely it 
will be for Sweet Briar to have a beau- 
tiful little Chapel on the grounds!" 
Marjorie DuShane Stedman, '13 

"/ can visualize the chapel as a very 

beautiful and needed addition to the 

college. It seems to give a college 

campus the feeling of unity and spirit." 

Anne Orr Savage, '48 

THESE and many other expressions 
of interest and enthusiasm for the 
chapel have been received in response 
to a letter sent to former members of 
Sweet Briar choirs from 1906-1956. 

First of all, let me clear up what may 
constitute a misunderstanding regard- 
ing the Sweet Briar Memorial Chapel. 
A year ago this June, a fund called 
"Chapel Memorial Fund" was estab- 
lished, sponsored by the class of 1919 
under the leadership of Florence Free- 
man Fowler and Carolyn Sbarpe San- 
ders, in tribute to Rosanne Gilmore. 
The purpose of this fund was ex- 
pressed as follows: 

"Our plan is that, instead of send- 
ing flowers or giving a sum to charity 
when we learn of the death of a Sweet 
Briar friend, we would send to the 
college a memorial gift to be placed 
in a special Chapel Memorial Fund and 
designated tor special furnishings of 
the Chapel. No solicitation shall be 
made for this memorial fund. It merely 
gives us an opportunity to express 
honor and affection for our deceased 
Sweet Briar friends." 

other hand, is to be secured from con- 
tributions and memorial gifts from 
alumnae, students, faculty and staff, 
and friends of the college in memory 
of their families or friends. 

This building fund was officially in- 
augurated on March 17th, at a piano 
recital given bv a senior, Alice Barnes, 
in Manson Hall. This was the first of 
a series of four recitals arranged by the 
Music Department in conjunction with 
the Chapel Building Fund Committee, 
for the benefit of the Sweet Briar 
Memorial Chapel. Prior to that date, 
many gifts had been given to Sweet 
Briar for the purpose of building a 

On March 9th, the letter referred to 
above was sent out to former choir 
members, who. we thought, because of 
their former interest and concern for 
chapel services in the past, might form 
a nucleus of alumnae who would sup- 
port a building project for the chapel. 

The response thus far, both verbal 
and financial, has been most encourag- 
ing: $4,050.00 has come in represent- 
ing gifts and pledges in memory of 

alumnae, triends, faculty, and staff, 
just since March 9th. In addition to 
this amount, we have early gifts total- 
ling $3,186.65, and Half-Century cam- 
paign gifts and pledges amounting to 
$5,162.90, making a grand total of 

This is a fine start. But we need 
nearly fifty times that amount before 
we can see a beautiful brick chapel with 
its towering white spire, which so 
rightfully deserves a place on our be- 
loved campus, and whose spiritual im- 
pact will be felt by generations to come. 
Therefore let us examine some facts 
and figures, and make some supposi- 

We have in our Sweet Briar Family 
apiproximately 6,000 persons. If each 
one of these were to contribute $50.00 
this year, and $50.00 next year, we 
could build and completely equip the 
chapel ! This sounds like a very simple 
solution to our need for chapel build- 
ing funds. But chapels, like other 
buildings, are not built with supposi- 
tions. We cannot reach all of these 
6,000 persons, nor will those whom we 
succeed in reaching, be able to con- 
tribute $50.00 a year for two years. 
Therefore we shall have to secure some 
large gifts as well as many small gifts. 
But the important thing right now is 
that every person who wants a chapel 
at Sweet Brir>r, sut>t>orl this project to 
the best of his or her ability. 

Buford Scott, Development Council chair- 
man and Overseer, with a member of the 
graduating class, his daughter, Margery. 


Alumnae News 

"Over Two Million" 

PRESIDENT Annt- Pannell's annual 
commencement report of recent 
gifts to the college was shared this 
year by six members of the audience, 
each of whom announced gifts from 
various divisions of the college. 

Diane Dufheld, president of the 
class of 1957, handed Mrs. Pannell 
a check for $250.13 for the Rollins 
Fund, representing the senior class 
gift to the college. Diane said: "Dr. 
Rollins has always held a special place 
in the hearts of the students and com- 
munity, and in our small way the class 
of '57 would like to help this endowed 
Professorship be established in the 
year of our graduation. I would also 
like to take this opportunity to extend 
to Mrs. Pannell, the Sweet Briar Faculty 
and Administration, our deepest grati- 
tude for all that you have done for us. 
I speak for my class when I say that 
Sweet Briar will always be very close 
to our hearts. " 

Lee Haskell, retiring chairman of 
the Student Development Committee, 
presented a check for $2,330, also for 
the Rollins Fund. This is the largest 
amount ever raised by this committee. 

Nancy Dowd Burton, '46, chairman 
of the Alumnae Fund, announced a to- 
tal of 526,351 as of that date, of which 
$17,000 has been allocated for faculty 
salaries, the rest for the Rollins Fund. 

Gladys Wester Horton, '30, presi- 
dent of the Alumnae Association, re- 
ported a total of 565,844 in other 
alumnae gifts to the college, including 
545,168 to the Development Program 
for various purposes. 

Professor G. Noble Gilpin, chair- 
man of the Campus Development 
Committee, reported a total of 564,7-44 
to the Development Program over the 
past four years. "Even more import- 
ant than the amount," he said, "is the 
practically unanimous endorsement, by 
all who study and teach and work on 
this campus, of this effort to strengthen 
Sweet Briar." Mr. Gilpin noted that 
"in addition to the funds contributed 
by the Student Development Commit- 
tee and the senior class, 100*"?- of the 
faculty and staff and 98'"r of the stu- 
dents have made personal contributions 
to the De\clopment Program." 

Alexander Donnan, chairman of the 
Parents Fund Committee, reported that 

parents of Sweet Briar students, past 
and present, ha\'e contributed 55-4.000 
to the college in the past year, making 
a total of 5185,000 from parents dur- 
ing the Half-Century campaign. 

Mrs. Pannell extended "the thanks 
of the entire college for the generosity 
of its alumnae, faculty and staff, stu- 
dents, parents, and friends." Her own 
report of recent gifts to the college is 
published here, for those who were not 
present to hear it: 

President Reports Gifts 

A YEAR AGO, the Kresge Foun- 
dation offered Sw-eet Briar Col- 
lege $50,000 to establish the Wallace 
Rollins Professorship of Religion, pro- 
vided the college raised an additional 
$100,000 for the same purpose within 
18 months. Two-thirds of that time 
has elapsed, and the Rollins Fund is 
iiiore than two-thirds completed. 
Thanks to Sweet Briar Clubs and indi- 
vidual alumnae throughout the coun- 
try, aided by Dr. Rollins' former stu- 
dents at the 'Virginia Theological Sem- 
inary, who wanted to have a share in 
honoring their former Dean, and by 
our own faculty, staff, and students, 
the Rollins Fund now totals $78,000. 
■With this much in hand, I am confident 
that we will complete the fund, claim 
the Kresge grant, and establish the 
Rollins Professorship well before our 
December 1, 1957, deadline. 

I am also happy to report the estab- 
lishment this year of two other en- 
dowed chairs. 

A gift of 5113,000 made in honor 
of Dr. Connie M. Guion in 1955 by 
Laurance, Nelson, Da\id, and Win- 
throp Rockefeller and their sister, Mrs. 
Jean Mauze, has been designated by 
the donors as "The Rockefeller-Guion 
Professorship of Chemistry," to which 
Professor Dorothy Thompson of our 
Chemistry Department has been ap- 
pointed as the first incumbent. 

Dr. Guion also suggested to Mr. 
and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, who in 
1955 gave Sweet Briar 550,000 in her 
honor, that this gift be designated as 
"The Betsey Gushing and John Hay 
Whitney Professorship of Physics." 
They both agreed, just before leaving 
this country for England, where Mr. 
Whitney is now our Ambassador to 
the Court of St. James's. 

College Matches Ford Grant 

Approximately $620,000 has been 
added to our endowment for faculty 
salaries during the Half-Century cam- 
paign, half of this coming from the 
Ford Foundation, whose grant of 
$311,900 we are very proud to have 

Two recent gifts have been made for 
endowed scholarships. Rebecca Ash- 
craft Warren, of the class of 1926, has 
added nearly $6,000 to the Mary and 
Lee Ashcraft Scholarship estabUshed 
earlier by Mrs. Warren and her daugh- 
ter, Mary Lee Ashcraft McGinnis, 
class of 1954, both of Memphis, Ten- 

"The Lady Astor Scholarship" 

I am happy to announce today a iietv 
scholarship, established in honor of 
Nancy, 'Viscountess Astor, with a gift 
of $5,000 from her friend Mrs. Charles 
Ulrick Bay of New York. Lady Astor 
is a member of Sweet Briar's Council 
of Sponsors and has been a staunch 
friend and supporter of this college 
for many years. 

An additional gift for the new 
Science Building, of Si 6,886 from two 
Sweet Briar parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bu- 
ford Scott of Richmond, brings to 
$20,000 their gifts to date for this 
much needed new building. Their 
daughter Margery Scott graduates to- 
day, but her sister Mary Denny Scott 
will take her place in the new fresh- 
man class in September. Other recent 
gifts for the Science Building have in- 
cluded $10,000 from the Brown-For- 
man Corporation and $2,000 from an 
anonymous corporation. 

The present total of gifts designated 
for a new- Auditorium is more than 
$525,000. More than $12,000 has been 
raised for a Memorial Chapel, thanks 
to ths efforts of Mrs. Adrian Massie. 

"Well Over Two Million" 

All told, the college's family and 
friends ha\e given more than $1,950,- 
000 for buildings and endowment dur- 
ing the Half-Century campaign. In- 
cluded in this figure is $176,000 from 
corporations and indi\iduals from 
Lynchburg and Amherst County — 
$26,000 more than the original goal 
of 5150,000 set by Mr. Lawson Tur- 
ner's local Development committee. 
Counting 5120.000 in gifts for other 
purposes, well o\ er two million dollars 
has been given to the college as a 50th 
anniversary present — • a record we 
may all be proud of. 

June 1957 



Sweet Briar Day was observed by 
forty i^roups this year. Among these 
Memphis, Columbia, S. C, Augus- 
ta, Ga., Durham and Greensboro, 

N. C Lck-brated this occasion either 
for the tirst time or the tirst time in 
several years. 

Alumnae clubs everywhere have 
done an outstanding fund-raising job 
this year. Of course the bulb sale is 
the Sweet Briar Alumnae's biggest 
project with 40 clubs participating this 
spring. The results of this will be re- 
ported in the October Nhws. Our hats 
off to the Washington Club for mas- 
ter-minding this project which had 
gross sales last year of $36,000. 

The New York Club is to be con- 
gratulated on its most successful theatre 
benefit which netted $.3,464. Other 
clubs in large cities please take note ! 

Montgomery, Ala., alumnae sur- 

prised themsehes and delighted every- 
one by the smashing success of a lunch- 
eon for 200 at the Montgomery Coun- 
try Club which was followed by an 
antiques auction. The profit of $800 
has been sent to Sweet Briar to start an 
endowed scholarship. 

Richmond, Va., was awarded the 
Anne Gary Pannell bowl for having 
given the largest amount this year for 
a local scholarship. To endow the 
Betty Alainy Valentine scholarship this 
club' sent $6,301 to Sweet Briar. 

Chicago and Colvmibus, Ga., 
both sponsored concerts by Iren Mar- 
ik. Columbus writes, "We had marvel- 
ous publicity and Miss Marik was won- 
derful and we made S450 which we are 
setting aside as a start for a local schol- 
arship." Small clubs please note that 
this was done by one of our smallest 
and newest clubs ! 

Westchester County and Toledo 

had rummage sales. __ No report has 
come from Westchester, but Toledo's 
sale as always was most profitable. 
Small in number but great in energy 
and devotion to Sweet Briar, this group 
has sent S'SOO to the Rollins Fund and 
SlOO to a local scholarship. 

At the Sweet Briar Day coHee in Augusta Isabelle North Goodwin models the dress, a 
ilaming red, beaded creation, which was her pride and joy as a freshman. Admiring her 
elegant attire are (seated) Eleanor Henderson Merry, and (standing, left to right) Mary 
Barrett Robertson, Carol Weitzel, a senior, Becky Towill, a freshman, and Katherine 

Phinizy Mackie. 

These Montgomery alumnae are rightfully 
proud of their highly successful luncheon 
and auction. Caroline Rudulph Sellers. 
Betty Holloway Harmon, Elizabeth Joseph 
Boykin, and Virginia Oliver Bear. 

St. Louis has joined the list of clubs 
that offer area scholarships. In addi- 
tion, this club sponsored a most suc- 
cessful demonstration in flower arrang- 
ing this spring. 

The Lynchburg alumnae, in a joint 
project with the alumnae of Randolph- 
Macon and Lynchburg College spon- 
sored Iren Marik in a concert trom 
which $2,000 was sent for Hungarian 
relief. Miss Marik also played at a 
concert sponsored by the Richmond 
Club for the benefit of the Hungarians. 
The Chattanooga Club joins the list 
of clubs having had successful Round- 
up parties when Betty Smartt Johnson 
gave an elegant supper party for alum- 
nae and friends of Sweet Briar on April 
22. Phoebe Roue Peters, Director of 
Clubs, was the speaker and Mary Lee 
McGinnis, Director of Region 'VIII 
went from Memphis to the party. 

As a result of the party given in At- 
lanta by Mary Chirk Rogers, with Edna 
Lee Gilchrist as guest speaker, the 
Atlanta Club has pledged $1,000 for 
the Rollins Fund ! 

Buffalo. New York is the newest 
Sweet Briar club to be organized — 
thanks to Mary Moore Pcinciike Mande- 
ville and Terry Fdulkner Phillips. 

Northern New Jersey had success- 
ful bridge parties. 

The majority of the clubs entertained 
tor prospective students, showing the 
slides and movies. This year Indiana- 
polis and the Twin City clubs joined 
this group. One of the largest of 
these parties was held in Cleveland. 
Ohio, and we are delighted to note that 
we have 5 girls coming from there this 


Alumnae News 



Presideiil: Elizabfth Franke (Mrs. Kent 

Balls), 304 Meridian St., West Lafavctte. 


Secretary: Mary Pinkerton (Mrs. James 

Kerr), 5365A Carnar\on Drive. Nortclk 2, 


Fund Agciii: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clarence 

Rogers) I 205 Beverly Rd., N. E., Atlanta, 


Marion Peele kindly gave me permission 
to repeat parts of a letter from Linda 
Wright, which came to Marion from Ruby 
and Winnie VCalker. Linda writes, "I 
joined the AAL'W as an associate member 
soori after coming to California and entered 
the Creative Day spring contest for writing. 
I won se\eral awards. Then I became so 
engrossed with my music teaching I had to 
give up that avocation. Since I have re- 
tired (last year, to live with my sister in a 
darling house) I decided to try taking my 
writer's pen in hand again and mailed a 
short story last week for this spring con- 
test. I also have been taking a pupil in 
musi,c. How I wish you and all my Sweet 
Briar friends might see our house. If you 
ever come to beautiful La Jolla. the Riviera 
of the Pacific, you have a cordial invitation 
to visit us. We are three blocks from the 
ocean which is just a nice walk. Our house 
is tiny and modern. It has a plain stucco 
frontage with no windows, except two long 
narrow ones, just beneath the flat roof. They 
are of fluted glass, which lets in light only. 
An acacia tree, which has just finished 
blooming, is up against the house and at the 
comer is a beautiful, tall, spreading, euca- 
lyptus tree. Inside, the entire south wall of 
the living room is glass, with sliding doors 
opening onto a darling patio, with honey- 
suckle, jasmine, trumpet vine, and hibiscus." 

On February 28 1 went to a most enjoy- 
able "cofiee" at Sue Slaughter's house. I 
went with Louise Haufier Ewell. Marion 
Peele, and Margaretha Ribble's sister-in- 
law. Alma Booth Taylor \\'as pouring 
coffee. Sue Slaughter spent March 28 to 
April 1 in New York. She saw Margaretha 
Ribble, Sue Hjrdie Bell, and Dr. Connie 
Guion. Margaretha plans to lighten her 
medical duties and we hope she will have 
time to visit her home state of Virginia. We 
congratulate our own Dr. Guion on her 
latest recognition: an honorary degree of 
Doctor of Science from Queens College in 
Charlotte, N. C. (not New York as re- 
ported in the last issue of the News.] 

Lucile Marshidl Boethelt writes, "Both 
daughters visited us last winter and the 
two grand-daughters stayed with us while 
their parents went to the ocean farther 
south. I was glad to have my conservation 
committee get the Estelle King Conserva- 
tion award (and $25) for the best work in 
the Florida Federation of Garden CiUibs. 
This was for the Winter Park Garden Club 
and the ^X'orkshop we had for the Orlando 



Acid. Mildred Montgomery Massey 
1922 Edith Bailey Stites, 

April, 1957. 
1927 Marie Langford Johnson, 

April 9, 1957. 
1929 Mar jorie Allen Eddy, 

October 22, 1955. 
1929 Virginia Hodgson Sutliff 

June, 1957 
1934 Virc.inia Hcdl Lederer, 

March, 1957. 
1948 Mary Frank Farley, 

March 10, 1957. 

Garden Club won honorable mention for 
education in conservation. Mr. Beverly 
Hudson (formerly of Amherst, 'Va.) is vice- 
president of the Central Florida Horticul- 
tural Society of which I am president. ' 


President: Polly Bissell (Mrs. Earl S. 

Ridler), 608 Lindsay Rd., Wilmington 3, 


Secretary: DoROTHY Grammer (Mrs. 

Harry A. Croyder), 44 Kent Place Blvd., 

Summit, N. J. 

Fund Agent: Rachel Lloyd (Mrs. Hoyt 

Holton), 2318 Densmore Drive, Toledo 6, 


Dear 1917: 

Three members only of the class of 1917 
were here for the fortieth re-union. Genie 
Steele Hardy, Rachel Lloyd Holton and I. 
Rachel's hair is still brow-n. No comments 
on Genie's and mine. We enjoyed our- 
selves but missed the rest of you. 

Betty Loirman Hall, 'IS, came with 
Rachel and was treated as the junior she is. 
VC'ith the exception of Mary CLirk Rogers 
of Atlanta, '13, and Nan Powell Hodges, 
'10 — the latter left Sunday for commence- 
ment at her Stuart Hall — members of 1917 
were the senior group on campus. This 
was a rather novel experience for me, for 
commencement usually brings back to col- 
lege a number of alumnae from earlier class- 
es. Apparently most of them had made a 
desperate effort to attend Sweet Briar's 
fiftieth anniversary- last year and ignored 
their alma mater this time. However. 1917 
thoroughly enjoyed the distinction of sen- 
iority, and Genie and Rachel led the alumnae 
in the academic procession. 

The class picnic on Sunday night was 
held at my house. Betty Lowman Hall, 
of course, was a welcome addition, as were 
Mary Clark Rogers and her husband, who 
was without doubt the lion of the evening. 
We were delighted, also, to have with us 

Mrs. Dew, Miss Ruth Howland and the 
Walkers, both Miss Ruby and Miss Wini- 
fred. Dr. Harley could not make it. She 
felt she needed to save the strength of her 
ninety-one years for the alumnae banquet on 
Monday night when she would be able to 
see a great many more of her old friends. 
She has told me since that it was a wonder- 
ful occasion ! 

Thirty-six questionnaires were sent out 
to the class of 1917, and twelve were re- 
turned. Nine of the twelve members stressed 
their role of grandmothers, proudly 
claiming a total of fifty-se\en grandchildren. 
The prize goes to Gertrude Piper Ski Hern 
with fourteen. Elsie Palmer Parkhurst fol- 
lows with ten. She sent a picture of a stair- 
step of nine taken at Christmas, one baby 
was pasted on later (an amendment, she 
says) and another one is expected in July. 
Three of her children live near her, and the 
youngest at Ardmore. "So that makes a 
very busy person of me, and I am sure many 
of ycu have found that grandmothers were 
never so needed," she adds. 

Other interests of 1917 include church, 
AALfW, literary, art and garden clubs. 
Girl Scouts, politics, ser\ice on boards, and 
travel. A few combine some of these acti- 
vities with jobs — Jane Henderson, Mary 
Whitehead Van Hyning and yours truly. 
There are no doubt others, but where are 
the remaining questionnaires? Do you have 
a job.^ was answered feelingly by several 
homemakers with an emphatic exclamation 
point! Any sympathetic snorts? 

While three of us were re-unioning, 
Polly Bissell Ridler and her husband were 
sailing through the Panama Canal on the 
maiden voyage of the Matsonia from New 
■i'ork to Los Angeles. They are to return 
by air with several stop-overs — Las Vegas, 
Zion, Grand and Bryce Canyons. Salt Lake 
City and Minneapolis. A new grandson 
awaits them in Minneapolis. 

Katherine Broirne Camlin also reported 
travel plans, a trip abroad in May. Ruth 
Mcltrarey Logan writes that she and her 
husband just returned from a trip to the 
South Seas. Australia, and New Zealand, 
and that they went to the Orient last year. 
During the fall of 1956 Ruth came 
and visited Sweet Briar, but all too briefly. 

We are indeed sorry to hear that Faye 
Abraham Pethick entered Duke Hospital in 
Durham, N. C, in January after severe 
asthmatic attacks. 'W'hile in the hospital 
she sufl^ered a heart attack and a paralytic 
stroke. Her husband writes that she has 
shown some improvement since leaving the 
hospital on March 8. and we sincerely 
hope that her recovery will soon be com- 

Margaret Gibson Bowman, wife of Col 
Milton S. Bowman, V. S. A.. Ret., is the 
mother of one son and has one grandchild 
She says, "I am breathlessly busy at all 
times, doing nothing worthwhile." We dis- 
count this. She gives church and travel 
as interests. 

lUNE 1957 


Dorothy Gwimmer Croyder reports her 
two sons married, one with two children. 
Her daughter. Wary Page, is in the Per- 
sonnel Dept. of N.Y.L'. She graduated 
from Sweet Briar in 19''4 and we caught 
brief glimpses of Dorothy at the time. 
However, being a parent at commencement 
here entails certain obligations, almost full 
time ones. I would say, and does not per- 
mit freedom to participate fully in re-union 
activities, but we were glad to have a small 
part of her. to say the least. 

Jane Tv/f' Griffith and husband. Dalton, 
live in Wellesley Hills. Mass. They have 
one son. Jane, like others of our group, 
admits her hair is practically white. In 
the spring of 1954 she was at Sweet Briar 
with a friend, "just to have lunch and a look 
around." Sorry not to have seen her. 

Genie Steele Hardy tells me that her 
son. John Allison, Jr., has taken over "Lone 
Pine Plantation" and that she lives in 
Columbus as does one daughter (both 
girls are married.) Genie and her sister El- 
eanor were here for commencement last 
year, also Genie's little granddaughter Mar- 
garet, a perfectly charming child of about 
nine who says she is going to attend Sweet 
Briar some day, as will some of the other 
fifty-seven odd class grandchildren. I hope. 
Genie came alone this time, claiming that 
she practically took the next plane after a 
flight back from Texas in order to get here 
for re-union. As interests she had listed 
church, children, clubs. I discovered that 
she is president of the city-wide organiza- 
tion of Women of the Presbyterian Church, 
and was a recent "Woman of the Year." I 
also wormed out of her that she still makes 
speeches, some to men's service clubs, chief- 
ly on the topic of constitutional govern- 
ment ! 

Rachel Lloyd Holton. likewise, is busy 
with family (three grandchildren) church 
and D.A.R. In addition, she has done a 
corking good job as class funds chairman. 
My hat off to her. for she never missed an 
opportunity to let me know in a nice way 
that she knew I had not made my contribu- 
tion to the fund this year. (I did not dare 
face her as a delinquent, so paid up short- 
ly before she arrived.) 
At any rate we appreciate her fine service, 
also that of Dorothy Croyder as class sec- 
retary' and Polly as president. The latter 
asked us to elect some one else, but we said 
please no resignations, insisted that the 
three continue, and refused to discuss the 
matter further. I am sure the rest of you 

Now as to myself. 'VX'hat would you like 
to know.' Job-' I still teach sociology in 
the Division of Social Studies at Sweet 
Briar and love it. Rank? Associate pro- 
fessor. College Committees? Several, time 
consuming and arduous, but interesting and 
none that I want to give up. Outside ac- 
tivities ? A few in the county and state to 
try practicing what I preach, and for fun, 
as part of the double life I lead as a farm- 
er's wife outside academic circles. Ben and 
I travel when we can — made a hurried 
automobile trip to Florida during spring 
vacation and hope to attend a family wed- 
ding in Texas in August. While I cannot 
join the proud fraternity of class grandmo- 
thers, I am a doting great-aunt many times 
over, and serve notice now that I will be 
prepared to meet the fusillade of baby pic- 

tures with an exhibit of my own at next 

Remember. I am always here at Sweet 
Briar, always glad to see you, and invite you 
most cordially right now to hold the class 
picnic at my house on Sunday night at our 
forty-fifth in 1962. 

My very best to all of you. 

Bertha Pfister Wailes 


Presideiil: Cornelia Carroll (Mrs. K. N. 

Gardner). Yorktown. 'Va. 

Secret Jty: ESTHER Turk (Mrs. H. H. Hem- 

mings), 230 West 79th St., Nev\' York 24, 

N. Y. 

Fund A,^ei!t: 'Vivienne Barkalow (Mrs. 

Stanley K. Hornbeck). 2139 Wyoming Ave., 

N. W., Washington. D. C. 

It looks as though we must all be 39 
years older, but we're still in there pitch- 
ing. Catherine Aljishjll Shuler writes that 
they had to abandon plans for a trip to Mex- 
ico this year, but that Des Moines still 
seemed wonderful though they had divided 
the previous year between Florida. Europe. 
California and Texas. Priscilla Broun Cald- 
well says that last year was an eventful one 
for her family because their son Jim. 21, 
was married in April. After that they sailed 
for England, then crossed to the continent, 
flying from Paris to Copenhagen. They 
loved the Scandinavian countries and would 
have liked to prolong the visit. Later they 
spent some time with their married daugh- 
ter and her three children, before returning 
to California. Now they can report more 
news, the birth of a grandson. James Nelson 
Caldwell IV. Mary Reed seems to have 
been staying home for a change, making 
friends with an adorable grandnephew, Billy 
Greene III, who pays her frequent visits. 
She enclosed a leaflet of a country sale, run 
by the S. B. C. Alumnae Club of West- 
chester which is very active and successful. 
Personally. I have been trying to pin Betty 
Loicnijii Hall to a definite date to come 
and visit me the end of June. Sevenoaks, 
our country home, is not far from Elmira. 
Summer slips away so fast each year and in 
August we sail again for England to rejoin 
our daughter and number four son who are 
living over there. Marianne Martin really 
deserves a medal for she writes from the 
Hospital. She has been there several months 
but is recovering. She says. "Have seen 
Lucy Taliaferro a number of times since I 
have been here, and had lunch with her. 
Have also seen Carrie Taliaferro (Mrs. Tom 
Scott) and been out to her house for lunch 
with Lucy." I visited Miss Caroline Spar- 
row yesterday afternoon. She is a cheerful 
eighty. She lives alone in the Chesterfield 
Apartments here, but does not have to worry 
about meals as there is a dining room. She 
is tottery on her feet (she always was) but 
still enthusiastic and happy. One of Mattie 
Hammond Smith's daughters is being mar- 
ried this spring. Cornelia Carroll Gardener 
writes. "I have taken a summer job as hos- 
tess in the exhibition building at Williams- 
burg. It is only 12 miles away over a beau- 
tiful country drive and I find the whole 
thing very satisfying. The peninsula is 
keenly interested in the S^Oth Anniversary 
of the Jamestown settlement and the festival 
is now going on. The firm my son-in-law 
and his father own built the replicas of the 
original ships, the Susan Constant, the Dis- 

covery and the Godspeed. As 'Captain 
Newport' of the Susan Constant he has ac- 
tually sailed that ship!" She adds that her 
daughter is returning to Sweet Briar for her 
loth Class Reunion. 


President: Elizabeth Huber (Mrs. Wil- 
liam NX'elch II), 742 Sunset Road, Glenside, 

Secretary: Grizzelle THOMSON, 1901 
Claremont Ave., Norfolk, Va. 
Fund Agent: Katherine Shenehon (Mrs. 
Louis W. Child). 1814 Knox Ave., S. 
Minneapolis 5. Minn. 

Our reunion will have passed into his- 
tory by the time you read this. The report 
from Huber does not indicate that many 
will attend. Lilias Shepherd Williamson, 
who is living in Ridgefield. Conn., is too 
busy straightening out her affairs to return 
now but hopes to in the near future. Her 
favorite diversion is skiing. 

Ruth F/ske Steegars furnace backfired, or 
exploded, and her entire house was filled 
with oily soot, with some curtains entirely 
ruined. Though the house was co\'ered by 
insurance, you can imagine what she is 
going through, even with professional 
cleaners. By the middle of June they go 
to Maine, which makes Sweet Briar impos- 
sible this year. She feels it's a shame, too, 
because she did a bit of dieting recently 
and is down to 132 lbs., the lowest in her 
life, and she would be proud to show off 
her Monroe (Marilyn not Virginia) curves. 
Remember the time Lady Astor reprimanded 
her for using rouge — probably the only girl 
in our class who didn't need to use it and 
she picked on Ruth. We all laughed. 

Alice Babcock Simons has an invalid hus- 
band so cannot be with us. Her aunt. Dr. 
Guion. a member of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Overseers, keeps her informed. Gert 
Dally surprised her in April and she hopes 
Gert thought she looked as young as Gert 
did to her. Lilias spent a ni.ght with Alice 
several years ago and was the same cute 

Burd Dickson Stevenson's son was sta- 
tioned at Fort Jackson and Alice enjoyed 
meeting him and seeing Burd and her hus- 
band again. Alice is purchasing agent for 
her family's sanitarium and her interests are 
family and gardening. She said. '"Wasn't 
that monkey act horrible. I blush to think 
of it." 

Bernice Green Carper, Winfield, Iowa, 
will be unable to return. Her husband has 
retired; she says that she has ver^' few grey 
hairs. Biz Fohl Kerr of Pittsburgh, whose 
husband is a consulting engineer, has 
two sons, Charles III, 27, and William, 
20. She has a few grey hairs and her in- 
terests are general, but she cannot get into 
her college clothes. Now, Biz, your mem- 
ory is slipping. You said you last return- 
ed to Sweet Briar twenty years ago. You, 
Gert. Selma. Edith Durrell Marshall, Grace 
Merrick Twohy, Duffy Taylor and I were 
back at Commencement about nine or ten 
years ago. I can remember how you and 
Gert argued just as you always did. how 
little I felt you both had changed. Remem- 
ber Gert got a telephone call saying that 
daughter Adrianne had developed mumps.- 
or some such affliction ? 

Beulah Norris had expected to be at re- 
union but her sister sold her home in New 


Ahtiriiide News 

Castle antl they have bought a beautiful 
plaie with walled garJen in Key West. Fla. 
She saiJ (inly a project ot cleaning out an 
old house and disposing of things would 
keep her away from Sweet Briar. Her per- 
manent address will be 1026 Von Phister; 
she wants you take this down and stop in to 
see her if and when you get to Florida, for 
she says everj'onc comes to Key West and 
some like it so well they stay. 

Gloria Frink Huntington is teaching the 
third grade in Seattle. Her particular inter- 
est is in North Coast Indian art. She has one 
daughter and three grandchildren. She has 
grey hair but can get into her college 

Katherine Minor Montague is still living 
in Richmond. She has two boys. Hill III, 
29, who received his B. S. in electrical en- 
gineering at the University of Virginia, and 
Minor, 21, who is in his third year of ROTC 
at the University of Maryland. She is in- 
terested in Gray Ladies, church work and 
taking care of the grandchildren. She may 
get to Sweet Briar. 

Ruth UtLtiid Todd of Cincinnati has three 
children, Samuel, Jr., 30, Elizabeth Todd 
Lander, 28. Thomas, 23. and two grand- 
children. She is interested in the Woman's 
Club, College Club and bridge. She has 
had a copper bowl, wedding gift from 
Huber, on her bookcase these 33 years. Still 
attends a 33 year old evening bridge club 
with Dot Meyers Rixey, Edith Durretl Mar- 
shall and Bo Taylor Schroth. Beanie Stein- 
man belongs to an old afternoon club 
which meets periodically. They ha\'e ne\er 
been able to get her interested in any Sweet 
Briar doings. Beanie's absorbing interest 
is in her niece's children. 

Josephine Kelley Thomas, Gary, Ind., is 
interested in music, civic, social and educa- 
tional aftairs. She cannot return as her 
lawyer husband is on the Board of Trustees 
of Indiana L'niversity and they have to be 
in Bloomington. Her husband is also a 
past president of the State Law Examiners. 
Her son. a lieutenant in the Air Force at 
Grandvicw, Mo., is a C. P. A. and a gradu- 
ate of Indiana LI. and Harvard Law School. 
He married Bonnie Trapp of Atchison. 

Margaret Marsten, Emporia, Va., begs 
anyone coming down Route 58 to the 
Jamestown Festival to stop by, as they have 
plenty of room and would love to see you. 

My freshman roommate, Mary Kliimph 
■Watson, had hoped to be at commencement 
but on March 21 in Tucson, where they 
were spending the winter, her husband died 
in his sleep. Our heart goes out to her. 
How well I remember when she came down 
to the old Chamberlin Hotel at Old Point 
to meet Stanley when he returned from 
overseas in 1918-19. I wonder if she re- 
members those huge posters we had all over 
our walls that first year in Grammcr. Mary's 
children are Thomas, 34. and Katherine 
Danbcr, 33. She has two grandchildren. 
Her interests are ornithology, gardening and 
music. She has been wearing size ten 
clothes for years and wrote, "Remember I 
was th.ii big girl in '22. " 

Huber has been busy as our class reunion 
chairman. She is interested in a Blind 
House, hospital and church work, bridge 
and tennis. Has two boys, Robert, 31, 
VC'illiam, 26. and two grandchildren. 

Do come one and all to our Jamestown 
Festival. It will be well worth the trip. 

And call me when you get to Norfolk. 
Well be at Virgmia Beach from June until 
Sept. The phone is in my name there, and 
in my aunt's name. Gertrude Thomson, in 


SecrelM-y: Marih S. Klooz, 3026 Porter St. 
N. W.. Washington 8, D. C. 

Muriel M.ickenzic Kelly writes: "I too 
find great pleasure and spiritual nourish- 
ment from our quiet days, but we don't 
have them very often . . . This has been a 
sad fall and winter for us. Mrs. Kelly was 
in the hospital for 9 weeks in the fall. Af- 
ter her return to her apartment she didn't 
pick up as she had thought she would, be- 
came very sick and had to return to Wesley 
hospital March 2. She was operated on the 
next day and died of an embolism on March 
4. The funeral was March 6th. the day 
after her 83rd birthday. Our boys flew 
from Washington and stayed with us until 
the end of the week. It was a great pleas- 
ure and comfort to have them with us. Ex- 
cept for colds our grandchildren have been 
well. Mother, Dode (Dorothy Mackenzie) 
and Fred were here for Christmas, left the 
2nd of January for Florida. They are still 
there (March 26th!) having a good time. 
We were with Balee and Yelena (Grg/nch 
Prosch) to celebrate Balee's birthday in 

Just after Easter I got down to S.B. for 
a day or so, saw the Ramages, the Rollins, 
Miss Pearl. Lois Ballenger (who is now 
running the Inn), the Walkers, Helen Mac, 
the Hagues, ancl Jane Cunningham. S.B. 
is more beautiful than ever, without even 
mentioning the new dorm. It fits into its 
locale very nicely, and is too handsome for 
all get out. The Book Shop has had a 
beauty treatment, and down under the hill 
below the maids dorm is a tiny new brick 
building housing S.B.'s new dial system. 
Those of you who get back for Commence- 
ment let me hear from you. Are you ready 
for a new secretary? 

Address changes: Margaret Biiru'ell 
Graves, 35 Cardinal Road. Roanoke, Va. 
lane Lee Best, 102 Vance. Fremont, N. C. 
Martha Robertson Harless, Leland Road, 
Westford, Mass. 


Secretary: Ruth Abell (Mrs. Burnett 
Bear), Pleasant Valley. Pa. 
Fund Agent: Helen Mutschler (Mrs. 
Markel Becker), Winter Haven, Fla. 

Due to an unhappy combination of illness 
in my family, the fleetness of time, and my 
own procrastination, the notes for '26 are 
slim this month. 

Kitty Blount Anderson postcards: "Fred 
and I are oflf for 6 weeks in British West 
Indies and I am afraid your unanswered 
card will spoil all the fun and sleep I hope 
to have. I wish I had lots of fascinating 
doings to report which would make your 
column sparkle. But while I lox e all I 
am doing, it is just the same thing that all 
our busy community-minded class is doing. 
I am so proud to be an Alumnae Trustee on 
the S. B. Board of Overseers and do thank 
you all for the privilege you have given 
me to serve Sweet Briar. " 

And from Nell Alkim Hagemeyer: "I 
always turn to the class Personals the first 
thing and read with interest about the 

girls I know! My days are so full, and 
still it seems that I haven't much to write. 
We have two daughters, sixteen and eleven, 
who are characteristically their ages and 
they keep us young — and busy — keeping 
up with them. Outside of home duties 
I am active in the Church and Social Serv- 
ice work in the community. I have seen 
my former room-mate Christine Thomas 
Nuzum (ex '26) fairly often — she lives in 
Lexington and comes over to our Cincinnati 
Airport to see her son oflf to Harvard. We 
get in visits going and coming." 

I was much pleased to learn that Ellen 
Newell Bryan is a member of the National 
Board of Girl .Scouts. Her picture is among 
the slides taken at the dedication of the 
Juliette Low home in Atlanta. 


President: Madeline Brown (Mrs. McFar- 
land Wood), Walnut Hill Farm, Hopkins- 
ville. Kentucky. 

Secretary: JLILIA REYNOLDS (Mrs. Robert 
H. Dreisbach) 908 Kinniard Avenue, Fort 
Wayne, Indiana. 

Fund As.enl: Elizabeth Mathews (Mrs. 
Harry A. Wallace, Jr.), 327 Professional 
Bldg., Charleston, West Virginia. 

Spring has come to Indiana and it is so 
lovely here I knew it must be beautiful on 
campus. I hope many of you will get back 
to campus for reunion and a vacation from 
every day aftairs. 

Blessings on Libbo Mathews Wallace, 
who sent a few news items on the back of 
each Fund Agent's communication ! With- 
out her this column would be mighty short. 

Libbo's daughter. Dolly Wallace, is en- 
gaged to Dr. John McMaster Hartman. also 
of Charleston. West Virginia. The wed- 
din.i.: will take place in September after 
which the bride and groom will be at home 
on Northridge Road, Columbus, Ohio, 
where Dr. John is currently in residency 
at Ohio State L^niversity Hospital. Dolly 
is a beautiful and talented girl and we all 
send our very best wishes for a long and 
happy married life. 

Margaret Williams Bayne's daughter, 
Margaret Bayne of Norfolk, Va., is pictured 
on page 58 of The Bride's Magazine, Spring 
1957. under Brides of Today, '^'oung Mar- 
garet also attended Sweet Briar and is now 
Mrs. E. Bradford Tazewell, Jr. 

Emily Joms Hodge is moving back to 
Wilmington after three years in Cleveland. 

Mai7 Marshall Franklin's daughter is at 
Sweet Briar College now. 

Bob and I drove down to Charlottesville, 
Va., to spend a long Easter weekend with 
our daughter and son-in-law. Cieorgia and 
Jack Ke.gley and to renew acquaintance with 
our granddaughter. Julia Reynolds Kegley. 
Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed that 

Jerry Lou. our younger daughter, will re- 
ceive her Master's Degree from Tulane on 
June 3rd. She has taken a position for 
next year at Beirut (^)llege for Women, 
Beirut, Lebanon, where she will teach art. 
Naturallv I'm already making plans for 
Bob and me to fly over to Beirut next sum- 
mer to visit Jerry. 

Much as I hate to let the class down — 
this is all the news I have for you. Bob's 
father. Col. Clyde Dreisbach. was taken to 
the hospital the day after we came back 
from Virginia and passed away last Thurs- 

JUNE 1957 


day. All the time I might have used writ- 
ing for news items I spent at the hospital 
and with Mother Dreisbach. I'm sending 
an S.O.S. to Dan Boone and if she has any 
more news perhaps she can add it to this. 

I'm sorry not to see you at reunion. I'll 
be in New Orleans. Bob's mother is flying 
down there with us this weekend. 'We'll 
stay in New Orleans until Jerry finishes 
her Orals on Monday, then Tuesday we'll 
fly to Me.xico City for ten days and back to 
New Orleans for Commencement. 

It's been fun being secretary. B:st c:f 
luck and many news items to the new one. 


Secret jry: Bettv Moore (Mrs. Arthur Y. 

Schilling), 1011 Childs Ave., Drexel Hill, 


Fund Agent: Marion Jayne (Mrs. Carlos 

Berguido), 13 '5 Rose Lane, Haverford, Pa. 

Greetings to you all. I am going to start 
off with a complaint. You let us down — 
only three contributions to the fund last 
month, which puts us way below our score 
same time last year. You are forgiven only 
if you have been so busy selling Holland 
bulbs that you forgot to write. 

Marion ]~i)>!e Berguido became a grand- 
mother April 24 — a son to second daughter 
Joan. June has been elected president of 
iSweet Briar Student Government next year. 
Muggsie Nelms Locke writes that her Nan, 
'53, will be married July 20. Her Susan 
has been elected president of the junior 
class at Sophie Newcomb. Winifred West 
Morris has moved to South Carolina. Rip 
Villi Winkle Morlidge saw Betty White- 
house Hagin at a luncheon at Ann Brent 

A letter from Betty Prescoti Balch says 
that her cousin, Marian Sumner Beadle of 
Honolulu, was with her at Christmas time 
with her daughter Kate, who has been at- 
tending school en the West Coast. Marian's 
other daughter, Judy, expects to come to the 
mainland to college when she finishes high 
school in Honolulu in June. Squeak H.irned 
Ross and husband had cocktails with the 
Balches when they were in I'tica in March. 
Squeak's daughter and Lib Crjne Hall's 
daughter were both married on December 
29- Betty's children are all away from 
home: Cynthia, '52, is married, Jim is in 
Germany. Barbara is a senior at Mt. Hol- 
yoke, and Dick, Jr., is a junior at Hamil- 
ton College. 

I hope that you all have a wonderful 
summer and will send lots of news for the 
fall issue cf the m-rgazine. Please send 
your check to the fund. June '58 will be 
our.,30th reunion and it would be nice if 
'28 contributed \00'~'r to celebrate the great 


Secretary: Elizabeth S. Clark, 227 Boston 
Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

Pund Agent: Perrons Whittaker (Mrs. 
Robert Scott), 325 Whitman Ave., Ha- 
worth, N. J. 

Another Tune, and another Commence- 
ment and we are fast on our way to our 
fiftieth milestone. Gruesome! 

I had a most pleasant and unexpected 
invitation in March. Natalie Roberts Foster 
and husband, Walter, invited me to dinner 
to celebrate Nat's birthday. We dined at 
The Columns and afterward attended the 

Ballc Russc. The Fosters came by my house 
for refreshments before hand and arrived in 
their black Thunderbird. It caused quite 
a stir in my quiet neighborhood where a 
Ford station wagon is a sensation if it is 
newer than 1950 We had a great time. 
Nat and Walter had been to California 
soon after Christmas. They took a visiting 
cousin home, not in the Thunderbird. They 
saw Naomi Doty Stead in Tucson. 

Nancy Worthington spent her winter va- 
cation in Florida this year. Seems to have 
had a wonderful time visiting friends and 
enjoying the sun. 

As usual I have seen nothing of my class- 
mates' children who are at Sweet Briar. 
I know I am missing a wonderful opportu- 
nity, but when I try they are too busy, and 
not having any eligible sons, I have no 
drawing card. I saw Jane Shipman, Martha 
McBroom Shipman's handsome daugh- 
ter, on the street. She says she is going to 
Europe this summer and she was all ex- 
cited. I saw in the paper that Tabb Moore, 
■Virginia T.ihb Moore's cute young thing, 
will be at St. Andrew's next year, and Char- 
lotte Kent Pinkney's blonde, beautiful and 
brilliant Jane made PBK. Must say our 
children are doing us proud. Brains seem 
to be going yonder and beauty is not lag- 
ging behind. 

During Spring vacation the Lynchburg 
Alumnae Chapter entertained the local prep- 
school Juniors and Seniors at tea in the 
Emily Bowen Room of the William Bland 
Dew Dormitory. We wanted to get our 
Lynchburg girls interested in Sweet Briar. 
We had about twenty-five guests and, we 
thought, a very nice party. The girls en- 
joyed seeing the dormitory and other build- 
ings and appeared to be favorably impressed. 
We hope the idea was a good one, and that 
Lynchburg girls will come flocking. 

I hope you have noticed the announce- 
ment that starting in the Fall e.ich issue of 
the Alumnae News will go to ejch alum- 
na. My "Public" will be so much broader 
that I will need more and varied news to 
keep the exes and those who have strayed 
from the fold interested and up to date. 
Please try to write me what you are doing 
and all the news of your children and your 
children's children. You will be hearing 
from me later, but do let me hear from you 


President: Marjorie Miller (Mrs. J. F. 
Close, 1475 Caledonia Rd., Town of Mt. 
Royal, Quebec, Canada. 
Secretary: ELIZABETH JOB (Mrs. A. H. 
Jopp), 503 Scott Ave., Pikeville, Ky. 
Fund Agent: Susan Marshall (Mrs. W. 
B. Timberlake), Ridgewood Rd., Staunton, 

Four score and seven years ago. or so it 
seems, our Alma Mater brought forth a 
class of graduates dedicated to the principle 
that we were all educated and perfected 
young females. That was in 1932 and now, 
in 1957, we're all still educated, cultured, 
desirable, beautiful, clever, charming and 
accomplished. AREN'T WE? 

This is a report that doesn't set out to 
prove a thing in the world. It should be 
stated at the outset that these findings are 
based on the 59 answers received to the 126 
questionnaires sent out. In point of fact, the 
answers un-prove some things. For ex- 

ample, of all the form-sheets mailed to grad- 
uates and non-graduates, fewer answers 
came from the girls in Texas than from any 
other state. That quashed ideas about the 
expansiveness of Texans. 

Most of us are married and are thorough- 
ly domesticated wives and mothers. There's 
nothing so profound or odd about that — 
its just very, very nice. Children take 
first place in our interests, and our 60 sons 
and 59 daughters average out so that we 
each — even the ones who aren't married — 
have two children. 

An exquisite modesty is the general 
tone of our answers. Offspring are called 
"satisfactory" who are really phenomenal. 
Husbands are spoken of as "nice" who are 
absolute catnip, and accomplishments are 
tossed oft' casually by girls who are perfect 
demons of efficiency. Our job-range spreads 
all over creation, from ceramics to parasit- 
ology, from being a guide in a museum to 
what was enigmatically listed as "own busi- 
ness. " Does she mean that it's none of any- 
bodv else's ? 

Maybe the statistics are more significant 
— for those of you who are holding out for 
Significance — for what they don't say than 
for what they do. Not one of us is mar- 
ried to an actor, a painter, a musician, a 
novelist or a poet or a man with a beard. 
Brood over that or shrug it oft', as you 
please, because we restore the balance by 
our own strong inclinations towards the 
arts — that is, when we're not golfing, 
bowling, swimming, hiking, ski-ing or 
playing bridge. 

With the passage of time, our collective 
looks have gained in allure — in mystery — 
in sophistication. Our hair may be, well, 
softer, is a good word, but most of us can 
still get into our college clothes, and I don't 
mean our freshman aprons, either. Five 
of you stuck out your tongues and said you 
now wear a size smaller, thanks so much ! 

And now for the awards, for surely this 
is an occasion for citations: Most Talented 
— Barbara Altinter Purdue, Patricia ALinson 
Stedman and Theda Sherman Newlin for 
having 15 children between them — five 
apiece. Patricia didn't send pictures, but 
do look at the one of Barbara in the scrap- 
book. She looks adorable — slim, young, 
sassy and blissful. 

Aiost Starry-eyed — Bee Stone De'Vore, 
to whom everything is wonderful, every day 
is exciting, and everybody is fascinating. Her 
answer-sheet fairly gives oft' sparks — read 
it and see if you don't get a charge. 

Aiost Footloose — This is a tie between 
Mildred Larimer and Caralisa Barry Pol- 
lard. No sooner does one try to pin Cara- 
lisa down in Thailand than she's pranced 
oft' to Lebanon. Mildred leads a life of 
international glamour, now in Madrid and 
perhaps Buenos Aires next year. 

Most Venerable — That award belongs 
to the grandmothers, naturally. Alice 
Bronghton Keenan and Harriett Thompson 
Lathrop have one grandbaby each, .sex un- 
specified. Flappy Pancake Mandeville and 
Em Green Kennon got theirs by the pain- 
less grandchild-birth method, that is to say, 
they inherited them. This is a field that's 
due to be crowded pretty soon, as Tiny Mar- 
shall Timberlake. "Virginia Hall Lindley, 
Ann Anthony Hill and Billie Hancel Sturdy 
all have one married child each and Anna 
Gilbert Davey's daughter is to be married 
this month. 


Alutiiiide Neivs 

■■■*■>■ ■'HSSS!9'9! 


/^S u 

CLASS OF 1932 
Front row, L. to R., Helen Pratt GraH, Eleanor Wright Conway. Elizabeth Clary Treadwell. 
Emily Maxwell Littlepage, Alice Dabney Parker, Letha Morris Wood, Betty Allen Magruder 
Reck, Sue Burnett Davis. Second rowr, Em Green Kennon. Virginia Squibb Flynn. Lib 
Douglass Foote, Hazel Stamps Collins. Ruth Kerr Fortune. Marcia L. Patterson, Sally 
Shallenberger Brown, Mary Moore Pancake Mandeville. Back row. Marjorie Ward Cross 
and Elizabeth Job Jopp. Also present but not pictured: Henrietta Bryan Alphin. Susan 
Marshall Timberlake and Thedo Sherman Newlin. 

Most Serene — Jane Hayes Dowler, and 
at the risk of being shot down in flames 
I'm going to give her the Sweetest Husband 
Award, too. With three children, here's 
what Jane writes of him — "a calm hus- 
band who never panics and still thinks of 
me as young and pretty." 

Musi Aiilhenlic Sense uf Humor — 'Vir- 
ginia Finch 'Waller, for sending in that 
rare-vintage photograph of herself and Clara 
West Manning. 

— Must Something or Other — This is a 
special category for Sarah Bright Grjcey 
Haskell, not because she has four children, 
though that's wonderful enough, but be- 
cause she's the only one of us who married 
a clergyman. 

Must Versiitile — Alice D.ibney Parker 
who took on the job of toastmistress this 
reunion and never took a single tranquilizer. 
She wrote the lyrics for our songs. Thanks 
to her. l-lappy P.incjke Mandeville and Mar- 
jorie Miller Close this has been an A- 1 re- 

Surely it's not a sad note to say that we 
remember with love Sarah Forsyth and 
Nellie Nightingale. Hail to thee, blithe 

Statistics garnered from Questionnaires: 
Housewives — 42. 

Doctor of Philosophy — teacher of Latin 

Serologist — parasitologist 

Secretary of the American Embassy in 

Manager of a law office 

Society editor of a newspaper 

Executive secretary of the New Orleans 
League of >OC'omen Voters 

Two music teachers 

Has a Television show — 5 times a week 


Guide in museum - - W'interthur 

Doctor of Medicine and practicing psy- 
choanalyst in New '^'ork City 

Painter and has a decorating business 

U. S. probation clerk 

2 secretaries 

Own business (wonder just what that 

Public Health executive 
Alumnae with daughters in college: 

Letha Morris 'VC'ood 

Kate Oglesby Nixon 

Susan ALirshiill Timberlake 

Emma Knoulton Little 

Dot Smith Berkley 

Alice Diihney Parker 
Alumnae with daughters entering this fall: 

Eleanor Wright Conway 

Lib Dotightie Bethea 

Sarah Bright Gracey Haskell 

Virginia Bell.imy Ruffin 

Wish I had been with you. 

Sally Ainsworlh Glass. 


President: Hetty Wflls {Mrs. Frederick 
W. Finn), 81 West Brother Drive, Green- 
wich, Conn. 

Secretary: Anne Marvin, I'^IS Dairy Road, 
Charlottesville, Va, 

Fund Agent: Gerry Mallory, 169 East 
Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, N, J, 

We are all very sorry to hear that Maiy 
Buick lost her father March 1. ALiy I take 
this opportunity to express our heartfelt 
sympathy to Mary and her mother. 

Marjorie Ris Hand is area chairman and 
has been trying to raise money for the 
Development Fund. They have been hav- 
ing benefit bridges lately to aid in this 
direction. To quote NLirjorie. "My elder 
daughter is a sophomore at "VX'heaton, my 
younger daughter hopes to attend Skidmore 
in the fall and young Bill is in seventh 
grade. As wife of one of the three Village 
Commissioners 1 have various obligations. 
College Club Com. chairmanship. Golf 
Tournament Com. work and hospital bene- 
fit debutante cotillion all add up." 

Virginia Alford Johnston is now a college 

graduate, having recently received her B,A, 
from the L'niversity of Louisville, That is 
wonderful and I congratulate her, Virginia 
went to Switzerland last summer and en- 
joyed Zermatt very much. It was good to 
hear from Helen Martin too. She says her 
Sweet Briar bulbs bloomed beautifully this 

Gotten Skinner Shepherd had a wonderful 
two months in Europe recently. She went 
to Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Aus- 
tria, Germany and France. Hetty W'ells 
Finn and her family had a good vacation 
in March in Cuba and Delray Beach, Flor- 
ida. She sent me a lovely card of Veradero 
Beach, Cuba. Connie Murray Walker hoped 
to go to Europe in May. Doris Crane 
Loveland and her husband went to Europe 
last October. 

Jean I 'an Home Baber lost her mother 
just before Christmas and we all send her 
our deepest sympathy. Jean has enjoyed 
seeing Gerry Mallory and Nancy and Katie 
Coe lately. 

I have just received a nice chatty letter 
from Jane Martin Person. She writes, "We 
continue to wrestle with 'the farm prob- 
lem' in our own fashion. The children 
certainly flourish in spite of everything, for 
which we are so thankful. Bruce was 10 
in April, Kathie will soon be S, and Doug- 
las, 6, will start school in Sept, Bruce at 
10 helps his father in almost every phase 
of the farm work and joined 4-H this 

It would be very helpful if, when you 
send in your news, you would be kind 
enough to sign your whole name, as first 
names alone are a bit confusing and lead to 

I hope to hear from all of you for the 
fall issue of the News, 


Secretary: Margaret Powell (Mrs. Har- 
rison P. Doty), 2030 Hill St.. Ann Arbor, 

Fund Agent: ANNETTE Harley (Mrs. Jo- 
seph Chappell), 425 St, Laurence Dr., Sil- 
ver Spring, ^Id. 

Not as many of you answered my frantic 
call for news as I had hoped. I still had a 
backlog of cards which arrived too late to 
go into the last issue so here is the new 
with the old. Corinne Fentress Gray wrote 
she had just been visiting in Richmond. 
Spent a day with Jackie Moort Hoofnagle. 
She also saw Logan Phinizy Johns and Ma- 
ria Gray i'alentine Curtis. All of these 
ladies also reported on the visit. It sounds 
like a lot of fun. Wish one of the Michi- 
gander would give some sign of life. Maybe 
we could have a Mid-Western party. 

Kin Carr Baldwin has a daughter of 14, 
a hopeful future Sweet Briarite. She has 
a son, 16, at St, Christopher's School and 
her daughter may go to St, Catherine's, She 
has heard from Alary Kate Croti- Sinclair of 
Houston, Texas, and Jean Bird Antonius of 
Madison, Wis,, also Betsy High Gregg, 
She says Mary Knauff Ghesquiere is sta- 
tioned in Norfolk. Annette Harley Chap- 
pell's daughter was elected to the National 
Honor Society and is also a finalist in the 
National Merit Scholarship program. Her 
husband is in Foreign Service now but has 
not yet been assigned a post. Connie 11 ".»- 
ner McElhinney sent me an enthusiastic 
card describing her hunting activities with 
daughters Elliot, 16, and Susan, 10, They 

June 1957 


are looking for a prep school for Paul, 14. 
I recommend Berkshire; write me for de- 
tails. Connie. Carrie M.irshjll Gilchrist 
and family (Peter III. 17. and Marshall, 14) 
had an ei;;ht week plane trip to Europe last 
sumjiier; they visited 13 countries. They 
came home via Spain. Portugal and Ber- 
muda. It sounds glamorous and glorious. 
Nancy Busucll Holderness and Shirley 
Hiiyuoud Alexander have sons at ^X'ood- 
berrv Forest with Carrie Marshall's Peter, 
so she sees them fairly often. Willietta 
Sciilield Thompson is president of the White 
Plains Council of PTA's and a director of 
the ^X'hite Plains VComan's Club. She is 
also engaged in taxiing three small boys 
to school. Cub Scouts, etc. Wonder what 
she docs in her spare time? Chic Gregory 
says I got her in the middle of exams with 
140 papers to correct. She still enjoys her 
teaching and is planning to build a house on 
the University campus. She will have 3 
bedrooms, 2 baths, and all the other usual 
plus full basement. Dodie Biirrill Walker 
saw Kathleen Donohiie McCormack last 
summer after nineteen years. The Mc- 
Cormacks. six strong, descended on San 
Francisco for the Kiwanis Conventicn. She 
says they talked so much and so hard try- 
ing to catch up that she doesn't remember 
whether they ate anything for lunch. She 
has a part-time job with the Community 
Welfare Council. Alice Aiidn'us Fackert 
has 2 boys, one 17 and one 8. The older 
one is a mile runner at his school and plan- 
ning to be an icthyologist. Heavens ! They 
have lived in St. Louis since 1938. 

Lillian Cabell Gay says she and Jim are 
taking French for Travelers (sounds in- 
triguing) at Lehigh Uni\ersity in prepara- 
tion for the First International Congress of 
Neurological Surgeons to be held in Brus- 
sels next July. They will also visit friends 
in Holland. Luxembourg and England. They 
also hope to see Odile Cozette who is now 
Soeur Bathilde. A card from Parker Good- 
win Breen says they are busy with their 
'"Vida, " a 32 foot yawl which they keep at 
Oyster Bay. No wonder I missed seeing 
her at Larchmont. Soeur Bathilde writes 
that she is well and happy. She is going 
back to the /nain convent at Montpelier 
for two months, then off to Sweden where 
there is a convent in Lund. She says she 
has some interesting contacts with Protest- 
ant clergymen, theologians, etc. Alice 
Btiiet Hopkins wrote that she took her 
Christie and Alice to New York. They 
saw Aline Slump Fisher and her Peggy; 
both were flourishing. Betty Cocke 'W'in- 
free solved a mystery for me. One of her 
children mailed the card back to me before 
she had had a chance to compose a suitable 
reply on it. How well I know how that 
happens. Their nineteen year old son is in 
Army Intelligence, and their seventeen year 
old daughter is at my old prep school, Stuart 
Hall; the twelve year old is home with her 
parents. Nancy Dicks Blanton says she has 
3 daughters, two in high school and one in 
second grade. The oldest hopes to go to 
Sweet Briar next year. They are horse 
enthusiasts and follow all the horse shows 
in their section. The family is planning a 
six week western trip this summer. Peg 
Camttbtll L'sher said she didn't have much 
news but couldn't resist answering me. 
What a wonderful girl ! Mary 'Virginia 
Camp Smith says they entertained 100 la- 
dies for coffee and the same night were at 

home to -17") people. ^X'hat stamina. No 
special occasion, they just felt like party- 
ing. Their home was open for the House 
and Garden Tour and they had nearly 500 
people for that. Emily Buicen MuUer wrote 
she had just returned from 3 '.'2 weeks in 
Florida. La Donahue McCormack says her 
two <i|der boys got their Eagle Scout 
■iwards in December. She and Jim sans 
ihildrcn are going to another International 
Kiwanis Convention in June, this time in 
■Valley Forge. Fuzzy Taylor Brawley, so I'm 
told, is working as a landscape designer in 
Pinehurst, N. C. 

Pinkie says their newest news is that 
their second son has been accepted at Epis- 
copal High School where his older brother 
is now finishing his second year. Ginny 
/\////) Anstice wrote that Phoebe Pier son 
Dunn and seventeen year old Susie spent a 
day with her in April. Phoebe on business 
for Kodak and Susie looking at V('ells. Gin- 
nie has a daughter. 16. at Dana Hall and a 
son, 11, in fifth grade. Alma Martin Rot- 
nem wrote enthusiastically of her five years 
on the Board of Overseers and w-hat a privi- 
lege it has been to be a part of the growth 
of Sweet Briar. Martha Williams Tim said 
her two older children and their father were 
in Winchester for the Apple Blossom Fes- 
tival. Ann, the youngest, was ill so she 
and Martha stayed home. Anne Thomson 
Smith and her husband w^ent to Panama. 
Mexico, Cuba and Jamaica this winter. 
Their 21 year old son, William, is in the 
Navy, Michael is 13 and Laura nearly 6. 
She sees Liz Tomlin Jewell and Kay Person 
Barrett. The latter moved a circa 1820 
house nail by nail and board by board from 
Connecticut to Cincinnati. Stumpy visited 
Nancy Parsons Jones during spring vaca- 
tion. She reports that Nancy has 2 charm- 
ing daughters and is in every "good" or- 
ganization known to man. They are all go- 
ing to Honolulu for 6 weeks, the Jones, 
that is. Ginny Rulty Anstice gave a lunch- 
eon for Stumpy while she was in Rochester. 
She also lunched with June Stein who has a 
son the age of Stumpy's daughter. Fran 
Baker Owen sent me a nice card full of all 
the that involve four children from 
4 to 14. Had a nice letter from Betty 
Fesser MacLeay. She reports two weddings 
and a grandchild all within a year. Her 
daughter was married last June and has a 
baby son born Feb. 28, 1957, On March 17 
her son Donald was married, having re- 
ceived his commission as a second lieuten- 
ant, USMC, after .graduation from VMI. 
They have a son. 18, who is at boarding 
school. Now they are about to re-do the 
"Dower House" for the old homes tours. 
All the breakable antiques were locked up 
during the children's growing up time. She 
writes us one and all to come see her but 
not at tour time or we won't get in free. 
Ruth Gilliam 'Viar sent me a lovely long 
letter; she and her children had a spree in 
New '\'ork this winter. She said going to 
New York with a teenager could be a 
grueling experience. I can well believe it! 
Her Neal is a freshman at VPI and doing 
very well. Susan graduates from high 
school this June. Douglas is three and the 
family pet. She sees Smithy quite often. 
She says Lib Morion Forsyth's daughter is 
a freshman at S. B. this year. 

This is about all for now. I am spend- 
ing my mornings on one side of the desk 
and my afternoons on the other. In two 

weeks I have to take and give exams. Hope 
all of you have a good summer. 


Secretary : DOROTHY Prout (Mrs. Robert 
W. Gorsuch), Kings Highway, Chapel Hill, 
Atlantic Highlands, N. J. 
Fund Agent: Rosalie Hall (Mrs. Rosalie 
Hall Cramer), 75 Roxbury Rd., Garden 
City, Long Island, N. Y. 

My heartfelt thanks to so many of you 
who have returned the questionnaires for 
our scrapbook. We've had such a glorious 
spring it has been difficult to catch up with 
the inside work, but Jackie has given me 
a deadline to meet, so here goes. This let- 
ter will be news from the questionnaires, 
each gal listed alphabetically by her maiden 

Henrietta Arthur Skinner has four chil- 
dren, ranging from 19 years to 2 years old 
and needless to say, her activities center 
around her family and P.T.A. (who's 
don't?). Your replies indicate that most 
of us are submerged in family activities, 
P.T.A., gardening, \olunteer work, teach- 
ing, a few working for degrees, and many 
of us have the inevitable grey hairs which 
seem to go with it all. By the way, Henri- 
etta lives in Evanston, 111., her oldest is a 
sophomore at Northwestern, and her young- 
est — a girl — S.B. 1975? 

Brad (Margaret Bradley Forsyth) finally 
came throuh — bless her. I remember what 
a chore letter writing was for her. She 
visited S. B. on May Day and has returned 
home with glowing reports about the new 
dorm. She has seen Peggy Merrit recently 
and Peggy stopped by S. B. to see about 
entering her eldest daughter. Brad won't be 
able to spend a night at reunion but hopes 
to be with us for one day. She has two 
children, 14 and 8 years old, who undoubt- 
edly are a great help with the cows on her 

Nina Cauthorn Jarvis hopes to be with us 
from Bedford, 'Va., for a short while during 
reunion. The dates conflict with school 
finals for some of her three children. Mag- 
gie Cornuell Schmidt is busy getting ready 
for her trip to Europe with her daughter. 
She made a suggestion which I'll pass along 
to you and wish you would let me know 
your reaction. For our 25 th Reunion 
gift from the class, if 25 people would give 
$10 a year (in addition to their fund con- 
tribution), we could give the college $1250. 
Should we appoint a special fund agent 
for our 25th? 

The news of Becky Douglas Mapp and 
Molly Gruher Stoddart was written up in 
the March issue. Becky will be on campus 
for reunion but Molly will be buried in 
books at the V. of Pa. for her ^^A. 

Sid Gort Herpers is still in Seattle, Wash., 
and can't make a trip East right now. Her 
older son, Jeff, had heart surgery several 
years ago and has enjoyed 100%^ recovery. 
He has been winning all kinds of athletic 
trophies since. Sid has seen Margaret 
Gloier Paddock in Seattle and reports her 
three children are lovely. Fran Johnson 
Finley was back on campus four years ago 
and we'll catch up on all of her news when 
we see her in June, 

Frances Kemp Pettyjohn, although living 
in Lynchburg, is snowed under with five 
ranging in age from 16 to 7. She is going 
to try to be with us. It was so nice to hear 


Ahimihte News 

from Margaret Kirk Groome who invites 
any one of us who is so fortunate as to get 
to Mexico City to look her up. The ad- 
dress is Sierra Madre 170 — Lomas — Mexico, 
D.F. She has three children. David. 16. is 
at Vir.yinia Hpiscopal, John. IS. is fioin.e 
to ^X'oodberr>' Forest. Her youngest is S.B. 
material — 12 years old. 

After the March issue went to press I 
had a lovely long letter from Sally Kirk- 
palrick 1-earing. who now lives in Chevy 
Chase, Md. Sally's oldest is finishing her 
freshman year at S.B. Doesn't this make 
her the first alumnae daughter from our 
class.'' A more recent note from Sally 
states she can't make reunion, as much as 
she wants to. There are four other chil- 
dren at home, the youngest being only six 
months old. She and her husband did man- 
age to enjoy island-hopping in the Ba- 
hamas last winter though. 

Polly Limbelh Blackwell is going to le.ive 
her brood of three prospective Briarites — 
15, 12, 9 years old — long enough to join 
us in June. Sounds like a very talented 
family, the oldest is an accomplished high 
school debater, and pretty; the middle one 
an artist; the youngest a charmer. 

Anne L.iuman Bussey's husband is a 
Lt. Col., I'. S. Army, and is away on a 
world tour at the moment. Anne had hoped 
to be with us but has no one to leave with 
her son. age 7',2. and her daughter, age 9. 
Her family are very happy living in Ar- 
lington. 'Va. (4289 North 38th St.). Would 
be nice if we could stop to see her on our 
way home from Virginia. 

Bubs Muini Green keeps very busy with 

her four daughters and transcribing and 
teaching Braille. Thanks Bubs for ans- 
wering — we haven't had any news of 
you for a long time. Bubs was on campus 
in April — too bad it couldn't have been 

Isabel Ohinlt.iii Haynes sent a lovely pic- 
ture of her whole family — her elder son. 
12, looks taller than his mom. Her other 
son is 10. Lolly Redjern Ferguson wrote 
that she took movies of us at our tenth re- 
union and is going to bring them along — 
they should be fun. She said Jane CoU/in 
Corwin is in Germany and won't be back 
until August, so she definitely won't be 
with us. Lolly, Fran Johnson Finley, and 
Becky Doug,Lis Mapp are driving over to 
S.B. together for reunion. 

Ruth Riindle Charters may come from 
McLean, 'Va., for reunion. She has three 
sons and keeps busy with housewife-moth- 
er activities. Dottie Stewart has just 
changed jobs with the Sun Oil Co.. and is 
now Executive Secretary to the Vice-Presi- 
dent. She and a friend splurged and vaca- 
tioned in Europe last August. They had 
such a good time that Dottie is startin.g to 
put money into a bank marked "Europe" 
and go off again. 

Another reply from a mother of 5 — 
Marge Thomjs Brookhart. Her oldest is 
16. and the youngest is 3, so you all know 
what she is doing. She said she had lost 
track of Peggy Minder. Anyone know her 
address? Turny — Mary Turnbiill Bar- 
held, is still in Jacksonville — and do I 
envy her each Winter! Her husband. Bill, 
had a fall several years ago with a resulting 

CLASS OF 1937 
From row, L. to R.. Natalie Hopkins Griggs, Anna Lawrence Redlern Ferguson, Becky 
Douglass Mapp, Dol Price Roberts, Dot Proul Gorsuch. Second row, Marie Wall-er 
Gregory, Ellen Lee Snodgrass Park. May 'Weston Thompson. Second row. Marie Walker 
Bates, Harrielle Dyer Sorenson, Barbara Jarvis, Pack row, Helen Williamson Dumonl. 
Polly Lambeth Blackwell. Elinor Ward Francis. Peggy Minder Davis Lillian Lambert 
Pennington. Frances Johnson Finley. 

bad hip and eventually will have to under- 
go the "Arthur Godfrey " operation. Her 
son. 12. and daughter, H, keep her pretty 
busy. She sees Jackie Sirickl.ind Denelle, 
(ane Milchett Robeson, and Ag Willi.ims 
Ellis. Bluie Axneir Merrill "blew" in to 
see her recently and Turny said she hasn't 
changed a bit. 

■Wes W\nd Francis wrote a newsy card 
but it arrived too late for the March issue. 
■W'es is president of the S.B.C. Alumnae 
Cluti of Philadelphia and is going to be on 
hand for reunion. She has kept up with 
her tennis, is active in the Junior Service 
League, does creative writing, taught Eng- 
lish in '54-'55, and has a son. age II, who 
may go to Harvard. These days it's wise 
to send an application for the college of 
your choice when you fill out the birth cer- 

May Weston Thompson is another mama 
of five, ranging from 12 to 3- But she is 
going to manage to be with us for reunion — 
Fm looking forward so to seeing all of you. 
Betty W'/lh.iins Allison is coming up from 
Greenville. S. C. and leaving her four to 
join us too. 

The only questionnaire returned to me 
because of bad address is for Margaret San- 
didge — Mrs. W. L. Mason, 200 Sleepy 
Hollow Rd., Falls Church, Va. Does any- 
one know her whereabouts — if so, let the 
college know. 

Fve talked my husband into baby sitting 
with my two so I can catch up with 
everyone's news at reunion. We have quite 
a strawberry patch so I kno%v they won't get 
into any mischief while Fm away — the 
berries will be ripe. See you in June. 


Prt/siJeiil: Helen Schmid (Mrs. William 

H. Hardy), 2740 Lake Drive, S. E.. Grand 

Rapids 6. Michigan. 

Secretary: Muriel Barrovcs (Mrs. James 

F. Neall), 29 Foxridge Rd., West Hartford 

7, Conn. 

Fund A^ent: Hortense Powell (Mrs. 

Prentice Cooper), Selbyville, Tenn. 

Many were written — but few answered — 
in fact, only one — Connie Clejr\ Fester, 
bless her. So a double hix on all of you 
who forgot to answer my card requestin.g 
news — and please remember that there 
can't be a '40 column without some help 
from each and every one of you I 

Connie said she is worrvin,g about the 
education of a college student and a first 
grader, for her stepdaughter, Karen, is a 
senior in high school and Debbie is 4V2- 
Her husband, Lloyd, after 20 years in the 
oil business, is now one of two partners in 
a 3V'i year old mechanical contracting firm, 
and Connie works part time in the office. 
She said the family spends September at 
their house in I'nderwood, N. '\'.. and 
would love to see friends. Connie keeps 
very busy with PTA. Garden Club, the Epis- 
copal Church and sewing for herself and 
the girls. 

Every month there are several changes 
of address — how the class does move 
around. The really prize address is too 
good not to share. To write NancT Hus- 
hm. Elliott, address her at "The Ark, Jack 
Straw's Lane, Hcadington, Oxford, Eng- 
land. " Jane B.iier Grant left Brunswick, 
Me., for Warwick, R.L. and Ruth Goodwin, 
who was lost from Stuart Ave.. Richmond, 

June 1957 


Va.. was re-discovered on Glebe Road, 
Richmond. Elizabeth Ftlts Chatham left 
Richmond for Galax, Va., and Janet Mar- 
tin Knall has been found in East Chicago, 
III. And Joan Thonet of Jamaica Estates, 
N. Y., has suddenly become Mrs. C. G. 
Hall. 1831 Tucker Ave., Falls Church. Va. 
More details on THIS change of address, 
please. A wonderful summer to you all, 
and if in your wanderings you see some 
SBC-ers, let me know so I can pass on the 
news to the class in the fall Alumnae 


President: Joan Devore (Mrs. John E. 
Roth, Jr.), 2719 Hampshire Ave., Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

Fund Agent: Evelyn Cantey (Mrs. An- 
drew B. Marion), 11 Trails End, Greenville, 
S. C. 

Secretary: Margaret Stuart Wilson 
(Mrs. Kenneth H. Dickey), 1902 Ash St., 
Texarkana, Ark. 

It is certainly hard to believe that it has 
been a year since we had such a wonderful 
time at Reunion, and I know that all of you 
join me in congratulations and best wishes 
to the Class of 1957, as well as to the re- 
unioning classes. 

My letters and news from you all have 
been few and far between, so please send 
me a post card from your vacations, so that 
in the fall Nevc's I can have some nice, in- 
teresting, up-to-date information. Remem- 
ber, the fall issue goes to everyone — gradu- 
ates, non-graduates, fund-contributors or not 
- — so please write me. Your classmates — 
all of us — enjoy hearing about you. Some- 
how, other peoples Junior League work. 
Scout troops, measles, etc., are much more 
interesting to us than our own, besides mak- 
ing us feel closer to one another. 

Last time I wrote class notes. I was flat 
on my back (and had been for two weeks) 
with a flu virus settled in my sinuses, 
really more painful than two Caesarean 
Sections. Anyhow, it must have affected 
my brain, for I neglerted to include two 
delightful letters. One was to Evie Cantey 
Marion, our Fund Agent, from her form- 
er roommate Houston Jrippe Bateson, 
which was so like Houston, and full of en- 
thusiasm and news about people in classes 
near ours, that I will quote instead of 
paraphrasing: "I must say I almost fainted 
when I saw your note at the bottom of 
the Sweet Briar letter. I've wondered what 
on earth e\er became of you. The last 
news I had was the announcement of your 
wedding, and I know that was years ago. 
I don't know of anyone that has been in your 
part of the country, so the grapevine has 
not been too good. I've been living in New 
York City for two years and love it. I'm 
not even sure that I don't like it better than 
Texas, and coming from a Texan, that is 
alarming. Phil is with Bache & Co., and 
goes to Texas every three or four months 
for a couple of weeks, so I still see Mother 
and all the Dallasites. It was so funny to 
hear from you at this time, as the SBC group 
here had just discovered I was a resident. 
Consequently for the past couple of weeks, 
I've been busily addressing envelopes for 
the Sweet Briar benefit of 'Happy Hunting'. 
We are just about over the hump, thank 
heavens. Cynthia Bottsford is head of the 
group. I see Margaret Kelly Gardner from 
Waco a lot. She ended up at the L'niversity 

of Texas with me, and now lives in the Vil- 
lage. She has been working in the fashion 
world' until this fall, so we regularly had 
a 30 minute lunch in some hamburger joint. 
Everyone I ha\e ever known has been 
through the city, so I'm kept busy with visit- 
ing firemen — plus all of Phil's family who 
live here. At the moment, we are planning 
a trip to Jamaica for the holidays, if we 
can e\er get a reservation on a plane! 
They've been booked solid for a month, so 
we are wait-listed. I would love to see 
some warm weather and sun. Dorothy hong 
Cousins has moved to Dallas from Houston. 
On my last visit, she said Barbara McNeal 
and Cammille Guyton had written her they 
were going to Europe next June and wanted 
her to join them. She'd love to go, but 
can't figure out what to do with Bob and the 
two boys ! Ouija Adams Bush has also 
moved to Dallas and is head of the Alumnae 

Our noble Fund Agent also had a note 
from Betsy Tower Bennett saying she had 
just discovered that Midge Fleming Gray 
('40g, and Beth's May Day page) had been 
living just down the street for two years, 
and neither knew the other was there! 

Last issue I also neglected to pass on the 
most pitiful news from Pat Sorenson Ack- 
ard. from her Christmas card. She'd been to 
a wonderful party at Eunie Foss Sneed's 
house and said they were fine, also Jean 
and Gil Blount who are house hunting. 
Now for the dreary part: "All the Ackards 
are fine, but going thru a terrific battle. 
From one tiny kitty, all four children loaded 
with ringworm. After two months, bodies 
are better, but last week had X-ray epilation 
on their scalps, so will have four little 
baldies for at least three more months. 
Yipe, what a job, and what a mess. " Just 
think of the problems of four bald heads 
during a Denver winter! 

Those of you who were at Reunion re- 
member Lucy (Legs) Lloyd's plans for a 
trip to Europe last fall, and here is her 
description. "As I think back about that 
three months' trip to Europe it seems hard 
to believe. We had a little car two months 
and drove any and every place we wanted 
to. There were some other tourists, but no 
crowds, and people couldn't have been nicer. 
I'm all for traveling in the off-season — the 
hotel people, guides, and everyone take a 
much more personal interest in travelers 
and everything is of course less expensive. 
The beautiful linens in Italy are just be- 
yond all description. We watched young 
girls learning to be seamstresses and carry 
on the lovely embroidery that has been done 
for generations. Polly Parke, the girl who 
instigated the whole trip, is just about to 
be married and we had a fine time helping 
her buy all the things for her trousseau. 
Then Switzerland. Oh, those beautiful 
Alps ! 'We took a guide one day and tramped 
nine miles over the mountains and a gla- 
cier, sometimes in snow above our knees. 
You never saw four such bedraggled people 
in your life, at the end of that day, but 
what views and sights we saw. Of course, 
I had to ask to please see the barns where 
the Swiss cows were, halfway up a moun- 
tain — two enormous Brown Swiss cows 
in a tiny stable, completely dark, barely 
room to stand up straight, and a dear old 
Swiss woman milking by hand. I made a 
study of the cows as we drove along. In 
Italy, the cows graze in the orchards. 

watched by women or old men so that they 
don't eat any trees. The woman stand un- 
der the trees, watching the cows and knit- 
ting — always 2-5 cows together with a 
watcher. I'll never get over how miniature 
everything looks abroad compared to rolling 
fields and real prairies in this country. They 
don't waste a square inch of land, and they 
work so carefully and painstakingly. We 
saw few tractors. It doesn't seem possible 
that so much can be produced all by hand. 
This is very bad; when I get started every- 
one has to put cotton wool in his ears be- 
cause I can go on for hours. If I could 
learn to write English and punctuate, I bet 
I'd write a book! " 

I had a wonderful note from Mary Scully 
OIney, whose husband has been transferred 
to the Western Division of Birds Eye, and 
they are settled in Walla 'VX'alla, Washing- 
ton. She says, "It's a very nice town with 
a good climate, in the southeastern corner 
of the state. I've been so provincial — be- 
tween New York and Virginia all my life — 
that it's quite exciting to move out here. 
The only drawback is the distance from both 
our families. Am sure pleased to have 
made it back to Reunion last year because I 
doubt if I could make it from here. Had 
a little visit at home while our furniture was 
enroute, and had a chance to see Decca 
Gilmer Frackleton. Will miss seeing her in 
the Adirondacks. Can't see from the Di- 
rectory that anyone from SBC is very close." 
ScTiUy's address is 1952 Howard. 

Please keep me posted on your news, and 
a happy vacation to each of you. 


President: Catherine Coleman, Hannah 
More Academy, Reistertown,, Maryland. 
Secretary: Helen Sanford, 2731 Steel 
Street, Houston, Texas. 
Fund Agent: Mary Ruth Pierson (Mrs. 
H. T. Fischer, Jr.), Bay Crest, Huntington, 
N. Y. 

The fifteen members of the Class of 1942 
who managed to be at Sweet Briar in June 
for our 15th Reunion agreed unanimously 
that we were the most attracti\e, the most 
talented and the most genuinely worthwhile 
folks around. This is a modest claim in- 
deed, and one which you \\'ould surely have 

We honored the other assembled alumnae 
by composing and singing to them at the 
Alumnae Banquet a special little ditty set to 
the tune of "It's '42." Credit for the major 
creative effort on this ditty belongs to Ruth 
Hensley Camblos (who had the pencil) and 
Sudie Clark Hanger (who had lots of ideas 
and tried unsuccessfully to sell us on one 
line that went "So, you old bags . . . We're 
not such hags"). The final version . . . 
not entirely understandable when we sang 
it . . . was as follows: 
It's '42 . . . it's '42 . . . 
Can't you tell by looking at us that it's true? 
Our children number two-six-two, 

(Note: This was arrived at by wild guess, 

and because it rhymed) 
But you can see that we're not through. 

(Note: We had visual evidence of this). 
While home life occupies us most. 
There are other fields that we can boast. 
We've got a writer 
And even brighter 

(Notice that we were again faced with 

the need to rhyme something) 


Aluniiiiie News 

CLASS OF 1942 
Front row, L. to R., Dorothy Malone Yates, Ruth Hensley Camblos, Eugenia Burnett Affel. 
Ann Morrison Reams, Sudie Clark Hanger, Douglas Woods Sprunt, Deborah Wood Davis. 
Lucy Call Dabney. Back row, Doris Ogden Mount, Betty Hanger Jones. Mary Alice Bennett 
Dorrance. Nancy Davis Reynolds. Grace Bugg Muller-Thym. Helen Sanford. Also present 
but not pictured: Laura Graves Howell and Betsy Gilmer Tremain. 

A head mistress 

And a lawyer 

And two Docs." 

Oh SBC . . . we're proud of thee . . . 

(VC'e're draining the creative spirit dry 

now ) 
. . . Proud to be the Class of '-42! 

This song is reproduced in its entirety as 
a tribute to its authors . . . and to encourage 
YOU to attend Reunion next time. 

In all truth, we had a wonderful time for 
the brief three days of Reunion. Sudie 
Cl.irk Hanger and her husband Bill, and 
Dottie ALiloi/e Yates and her husband Char- 
jic. had come all the way from Atlanta for 
the occasion, leaving behind a grand total 
of ten children (the Yates four and the 
Hangers six). Bill and Charlie were the 
best part of Reunion; we must remember 
never to have another one without them. 

Notice the nonchalant reference above to 
Sudie's six children. Her newest, named 
Walter Clark Hanger and called Clark, was 
born on January J ith. increasing the Han- 
ger youngsters to a current total of four 
boys and two girls. Since Reunion ended, 
Ann Hiwslein Potterfield, not to be out- 
done, has herself produced a sixth child. 
Ann and Sudie are the first of our graduates, 
and as far as I know, the first of all our 
1942 classmates, to acquire six children. 
We seem to be a prolific lot. though, and 
their record will undoubtedly be challcnycd. 

Back to Reunion. (Ann Potterfield. 
needless to .say, was not there). Nancy 
D.iiK Reynolds and Ruth Htnsley Camblos 
had come up from Asheville; and Mary 
Alice Beniitll Dorrance anil Betty H-iiiRei 
Jones had driven down together from Phila- 
delphia. Debbie W'uotl Davis. Douglas 
W'Dijilf Sprunt and Lucy CiU Dabney ar- 
rived and departed together, leaving much 
too quickly . . . Debbie from Shrewsbury. 
New Jersey; Douggie from Washington. 
D. C; and hxicf from Richmond. Both 
Debbie and Douggie were boasting of new 
babies. Debbie's fifth child, and first boy. 
was born on January- 24th (the same birth- 

date as Sudie CLirk Hanger's newest); and 
Douggie's second child and first boy on 
January 7th. \X'e learned from Debbie and 
Douggie too that Sally Jjckiun Mead has a 
second daughter, also born in January; 
Sally's first little girl is now about 14 
months old. As I think we reported last 
issue, the Meads live in Charlottesville, 
where Sally's husband JErnest is in the Music 
Department of the University of 'Virginia. 

Grace Bugg Muller-Thym was down from 
Maryland for Reunion. Eugic Bnrnell Aflel 
was there from Philadelphia. Doris Ogden 
Mount (who now has three handsome boys 
and an entrancing little girl) was there from 
New Jersey. And Laura Grjres Howell 
and Ann Aiorriiun Reams, who together had 
bravely chairmanned our whole Reunion, 
were of course there from Lynchburg. We 
reported on Laura in the last Alumnae 
News. Reporting briefly on Ann. the 
Reamses have four most attracti\e children 
(two boys, followed by two girls), and 
Ann is distinguishing herself as a member 
of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Council, and 
has iust been elected president of the Junior 
Leaj;ue in Lynchburg. 

Kippy Coleman, our retiring class presi- 
dent, couldn't be at Reunion because of con- 
flicting ceremonies at her own school ( Han- 
nah More Academy in Mar)'land), but sent 
us a wistful telegram, as did Ann Hjiisleiii 

I flew back to Sweet Briar by way of 
Charlottesville, and stopped overnight there 
with my onetime suitemate Betsy Gilmer 
Tremain, her husband Mike, and their three 
enchanting daughters. Lyn (II). Ann (9) 
ani-i ludi (6). The Tremains have a lo\ely 
home in a magnifice.nt setting in the I'arni- 
ington section of Charlottesville; Sunday 
morning breakfast on their terrace is worth 
a trip from Houston all by itself. Betsy 
and Atike and children drove me to Sweet 
Briar from Charlottesville, and joined the 
Reunion for about two hours, but they were 
unable to stay for all the fine fun. 

\X'e had our class elections shortly after 

the Tremains had left, and were moved to 
honor Betsy Gilmer Tremain by unanimous 
vote as our new class president, an office 
which she will hold until 1962. 

We also elected to disengage me from 
the job of Class Secretary, replacing me with 
Jeanne Sjwyer Faggi ... a position which 
she too will be privileged to hold until 
1962. J should remind you in passing that 
Jeanne was one of the three authors (Rut 
Jm<iiioI Tempest and 1 were the other two) 
of our illustrious class prophecy, reproduced 
in the 1941 Briar Patch. J know you will 
all give Jeanne the same unswerving sup- 
port which you have given me, and which 
you gave Rut Jacquut Tempest as Class 
Secretary before me. Excelsior! 

The particularly trying job of Class Fund 
Agent was delegated, by acclamation, to 
Ruth Hensley Camblos and NancT D.i:is 
Reynolds, who volunteered (bless their 
hearts) to share the duty. They succeed 
Rufus Piersoii Fischer, who has done a 
really outstanding job for the class of '42 
over the past several years. 

There were so many personable people 
at Reunion, and so many interesting, news- 
worthy things were reported, that even a 
quick resume is overwhelmingly ditficult. 
About all J can do is mention the newest 
babies (which I have done above) and leave 
the other excitement for Jeanne to report 
from the pages of the Reunion scrapbook. 
I will say. though, that you have, among 
you, the 262 (give or take a couple of 
dozen) most handsome children ever photo- 
graphed. And had you been at Reunion, 
you would also have observed that vou are 
members of the most attractive, talented and 
really worthwhile class Sweet Briar has 
ever yet turned out. 


President: Esther Jett (Mrs. Hugh L. 
Holland, Jr.), 204 Clay Street, Suffolk. Va. 
Secretary: Braxton Preston, 10 '5 Mercer 
Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Fund Agent: LuCY Kiker (Mrs. VCilliam 
C. Jones), Box 449, Franklin, 'Va. 

Well all that southern cooking (Virginia 
ham, fat back and hot bread dripping with 
butter) finally caught up with your secre- 
tary so she had to call me in as a substitute 
for this issue (Beth Dichmaii Smith). Brae 
has been laid low temporarily, in the hospi- 
tal having her gall bladder removed. I am 
happy to say that she is fine and well on the 
way to recovery at this writing, amazing the 
doctors with her fortitude, but in no mood 
for meetin.g deadlines. 

This substitution will come as a particular 
shock to Lucy Kiker Jones, because I a.n not 
a class member in very good standing . . . 
in fact it's just will power that keeps me 
on my feet at all. which you with numbers 
of sons will readily understand. In re 
Brae's operation, it's remarkable what you 
can get along without these days. Between 
us. she and J keep the Princeton hospital 
going strong. I have lived there oft' and on 
the past few years, but my big time there 
was censored out of the News which was 
too bad, because even colored slides were 
available. Brae is going home to Norfolk 
Saturday. May 18th. for a few weeks con- 
valescence, so maybe she can drum up some 
big news for the next issue. 

One big news item was Pat Robineau's 
marriage to John Irvin Beggs McCulloch on 
November 15, 19'>6. A note from her said 

JuNH 1957 


thev had been on the go pretty much since 
then, but are now apartment huntin.i; in 
New York and I trust they are settled by 

Another news flash was the birth of a 
daughter, Mary Minot Mulligan, to Diddy 
Chiuthiii Mulligan on February 19th. 

A letter from Betty-Potter Kiiiiie Hillyer 
to Lucy Kiker Jones, apparently written in 
October '56, may afford a little news. It 
did to me at least. Betty-Potter has a 
daughter, Elizabeth, about two now if my 
figuring is correct. And she also has a 
swimming pool iust off her dining room (La 
Jolla, Calif.) "heated to a depraved 82" 
which they use a large part of the winter as 
well as all summer. She and family came 
East last Spring and had a weeks fling at 
the Waldorf. She says it was such fun "to 
wear shoes and see a play every night." 

Frantic letters sent out by me when Brae 
tagged me for this job, resulted in a post 
card from Harriet Piitleii Phillips saying she 
and Ormsby had been on a five day business 
trip Jo Arizona, which she says is fascinating 
country and another world. My other let- 
ters brought no response, but maybe every- 
bodv is off to places glamorous, or the 
wells of news have really run dry. 

My own summary is brief, but exciting 
for us. Our oldest son. Robin (12) is go- 
ing off to Europe with Bevin's parents for a 
short while this summer, and the second. 
Grattan (10) will be off to camp again to 
see his horse (the one they let him ride). 
Bevin and I will hold down the fort here- 
abouts with little "chop" (Warren, 20 
months) and I may get a chance to sit and 
read a book. We would love to see any- 
body who is passing through Princeton. 
Surely a lot of you have married Princeton 
men and are bound to come back for re- 
union sometime. We are over near the In- 
stitute for Advanced Study where the intel- 
lectual atmosphere is very powerful. We 
are an oasis, but it is interesting to see peo- 
ple with very large brains all around . . . 
and using them. It beats Greenwich Vil- 
lage any day. 

Sorry about the paucity of news, but get 
it in and it will be reported. 


President: Harriett Wilcox (Mrs. David 
Gearhart), 980 Juniper Road, Hollertown, 

Fund Agent: Julia Mills (Mrs. Lawrence 
Jacobson), 4416 Edmunds St.. Washington, 
D. C. 

Secretary: Anne Dickson (Mrs. G. S. Jor- 
dan), Bay Colony, Virginia Beach, Va. 

Summer was early at the Beach this year. 
We've been going on the beach and in the 
ocean since April. We e.xpect a large tour- 
ist crowd this year because of the Jamestown 
Exposition, the 350th anniversary of the 
first settlers. If any of you happen to be 
here in June or August, please be sure to 
call us. We ha\e rented our house for the 
month of July and are taking the family to 
Lake Champlain, Essex, N.Y., for a vaca- 

Had a card from Betty Zttlick Reuter. She 
and Don were here this time last year, but 
Zu says they won't be able to make it this 
year. Ann Warren Robinson and Ian were 
married last October in New York City. 
She writes, "He is English, the assistant 
manager of the Cunard Line in Boston. By 

fall we expect to be transferred to England 
permanently. " Ann says she loves Boston. 
She ran into Lib Love Orth one day in a 
super market gathering enough food for her 
large tribe. Ann says she looked just as 
calm as ever. 

A nice long letter came from Diddy 
Gaylord Thompson. Zu and Don Reuter 
spent a night with her in January and they 
had a very gay evening. Diddy saw Dean 
Bri/gger Wetzig's sister who said that Dean 
had a pretty rough time in the big snow 
storm out in Colorado in April. Her hus- 
band, Paul, was on his way to New York 
at the time so she had to battle it alone. 
Dean has two boys and two girls. They 
live in Colorado Springs where Paul is an 
eye surgeon. Diddy and Arthur bought a 
hous.e last July. "It's over sixty years old, 
but in very good shape and has a lovely 
garden which we are learning how to take 
care of the hard way. We miss the beau- 
tiful view we had from our apartment, but 
we can see the water from here if we stand 
on our tiptoes in the attic in the winter 

Sarah Temple Moore shows a change of 
address on her letter but didn't say a word 
about her new house. She gave me lots of 
the Lookout Mountain news, though. Hilda 
Ht/de Voight and her husband Bill went 
to St. Petersburg, Fla., this winter to visit 
Bills parents. She saw a lot of Wyline and 
her four boys. "Tom and I also got down 
to Highland Park Club with our four boys 
for a couple of weeks. Hedy has just re- 
turned from Daytona Beach where she took 
four of her children, leaving two at home! 
(Hedy Edirards Davenport). Betty Avery 
Duff has been tripping around, too, to 
New York and then to Sarasota. We were 
all at Rotary's ladies' night the other night 
and sat with Betty Carhangh Mann and hus- 
band Jimmy who entertained us highly with 
his singing. He really has a marvelous 

Talked to Perk Traiigott Brown on the 
phone. She said Harriett W'illcox Gear- 
hart was here for two weeks in January with 
her two girls. She went over to Hamp- 
ton and saw Betty Healy Cutler who was 

getting ready to go to Florida for a vaca- 
tion with husband Gordon. 

Do hope I'll see some of you this sum- 
mer, but if not, PLEASE WRITE what you 
did, whom you saw, etc., and have a won- 
derful time. 


President: Virginia Wi'Rzbach (Mrs. Rich- 
ard S. Vardy), 4430 South 34th Street, 
Arlington, Va. 

Secretary: Marv Jo Armstrong (Mrs. Ar- 
thur H. Berryman), 1302 Avenue C, Gal- 
veston, Texas. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Beltz (Mrs. Wil- 
liam F. Rowe, Jr.), 4829 Kensington Ave- 
nue, Richmond, Va. 

BIRTHS; "Boots " Johnson McCarthy, a 
son, Dec, 25, 1956, Her daughter was 
born the same date two years ago, so 
Christmas must be an extra important day 
around their household. Closey Faulkner 
Dickey, a son, Donald Faulkner, Dec. 18, 
1956. This was their third boy. Mary 
McDuffie Redmond, a son, James McDufiie, 
Nov. 14, 1956. Louise Day McWhorter, a 
son, Thomas DuVall, April 8, 1957. Louise 
was in Galveston recently and I had a much 
too brief visit with her. Ann Orr Savage, 
a son, Duncan Edwards, March 18, 1957. 
She expected a chicken pox baby as she 
reverted to her childhood, had it during her 
pregnancy, and then gave it to her daugh- 
ter Cathy. 

Patty Traugott Rixey has moved to a new 
home in Norfolk. Diane Stoberl Sessions 
has moved to a new home in Birmingham, 
only a block from Ann Samford L'pchurch. 
"Jo" Neal Coccia is now living in Lake 
Forest, III. Beachgrove. Ind., is the new 
_abod.e for Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallett. 
Sylvia Schively married James Robertshaw 
last spring. 

Diane King Nelson's little David, though 
fat and healthy looking, is allergic to every- 
thing, making him a restless baby who 
doesn't sleep much. She says he looks just 
like his father — blonde, blue-eyed, and 
long.. She sees Felicia Jackson Wheless 
nearly every day. Felicia stays busy with 

CLASS OF 1947 
Front row. L. to R.. Nancy Cofer Stacey, Anne Brinson Nelson. SalUe Bailey Hemson. Isabel 
Zulick Rhoads. Nan Hart Stone. Becky Knapp Herbert, Carol Blanton McCord. Second row 
Jean Old. Eleanor Crumrine Stewart. Anne Jackson Ragland. Suzanne Fitzgerald Van 
Horne. Catherine Fitzgerald Booker, Mary Stuart McGuire Gilliam. Judith Burnett Halsey 
?, ./■f"''^^ Gardner Curtis. Also present but not pictured: Ann Colston Leonard, Sara Ann 
McMullen Lindsey. Peggy Robertson Christian, Meredith Slane Finch and Anne Beth Beard 



Ah/ittnae News 

the Junior League and her church activities. 
Audrey L.ihm.iii Rosselot and her children 
joined Bub in Vienna Oct. 17 after a hectic 
trip. They have a large, centrally located 
apartment which makes an ideal base for 
sightseein.i;. They've been living right on 
toi--> of the Hungarian refugee situation as 
the American Consulate is located in the 
same building. For about two months it 
was like playing football to get in or out 
of the elevators. The American women, she 
writes, have several projects going to aid 
the refugees — a thrift shop, a kindergarten 
to get the children off the cold streets, a 
handicraft shop where the adults could raise 
a little money and pass the time profitably 
while waiting for visas — and a soup kit- 
chen, where Audrey was spending two days 
a week. She said she had become terribly 
weary of the sight of food in large quan- 

A sad bit of news. The Alumnae Office 
was advised of the death of Mary Stuart 
Funk Farley. Known to us as "Toni," she 
was a brunette with us our Freshman Year 
and lixed on Faculty Row. When I last 
heard from her, she was living in Wellesley 
Hills, Mass. She had two children, Elliott 
III (Tab) who was 5 in December and 
Frederika (Fifi) who was three in October. 

This is neither newsy nor witty, but I 
need your help. PLEASE send me your 
news — babies, engagements, marriages, 
jobs, homes and on and on. And do be 
sure to send me or the Alumnae Office any 
change of address. Hope you have a won- 
derful summer. 


Presideiil: Preston Hodges (Mrs. Eugene 
Dubose Hill. Jr.), 122 Don Allen Rd,. 
Louisville 7, Ky. 

Sfcretiiry: CAROLINE Casey (Mrs. C. Cole- 
man McGehee), 5'i04 Monumental Ave., 
Richmond 26. Va. 

Fund Ageiil: Catherine Cox. 682 Pros- 
pect A\e.. Hartford. Conn. 

No engagements, weddings or babies to 
report this time, though I know there must 
be some new babies longing to get their 
names in print! However, I can give a 
first hand report on Libby Truehe.irl and 
Hiter Harris' twins, for we saw them in 
Feb. on a visit to Roanoke with Marie 
MinRioit' and Bill Pierce. They are named 
Mar\' Lawrence and Elizabeth Robinson and 
arc completely identical and absolutely ador- 
able. Libby has two alike of everything, 
and the babies were even dressed alike at 
the tender .ige of four months. The Harris' 
home is absolutely out of this world, and 
Libbv looks like a million dollars. We went 
to the Roanoke Jr. League Follies with 
Mane and Bill and had a nice chat there 
with Alice Troiil and Hugh Hagan. Marie, 
Bill, Coleman and I are going to 'Va. Beach 
together in July with all five children, so 
we should have a gay time. 

Early in April Ann Eustis paid us an 
overnight visit on her wav home from a trip 
to Florida with her family. Ann quit her 
job in Chicago in an orthoptic clinic last 
fall and has been a lady of leisure ever 
since, although she plans to resume the same 
type of work in the east this fall. 'W'e drove 
up to Washington together to visit Judy 
Easley Mak for the day. and did we exer 
have a real gab feast, not having seen 

each other in six years, Ann was planning 
to visit Sally LeRU DeMartins in Bingham- 
ton, N, Y., before returning to Wellesley 
Hills, Mass, She told me Bertie Pew Baker 
has returned to the Main Line from ^X'elles- 
ley Hills and is now living in St. Davids, 

Judy and Dayton returned from London 
in Nov., 19^6, and hope to stay in Wash- 
ington for three or four years. They have 
bought a lovely old home in Georgetown to 
use as home base between overseas assign- 
ments, have done it over in Federal style 
and filled it with gorgeous antique furniture 
that they brought back from London and 
refinished themselves in a most professional 
way. Their little girl. Holly, is five this 
month (May) and seems very grown up. 
In a letter from Judy prior to our visit she 
said, "Just blissful over gadgets and how 
much easier housekeeping is here than 
abroad — even tho' we had "help' there 
and only a once-a-week cleaner here. Try 
li\ing abroad a while and you really see 
how- lucky we are to be in America, " 

In April I had a card from Marilyn Hop- 
kins Bambrough who wrote: "Our big news 
this year is a lovely new home — brick, 
ranch type. We moved in March and are 
enjoying its spaciousness. Our new address 
is 2478 Devon Lane. Birmingham. Michi- 
gan — we are only a mile from where I 
lived as a child. Since moving we have 
been battling chicken pox but the end is 
in sight now!" 

Pat Brown spent her spring vacation in 
Florida, and said she had visited Katie Cox 
in Hartford and met her fascinating fiance. 
Polly Pliimmer Mackie has left Phila. for 
San Antonio, Texas, where her husband is 
stationed with the Army Medical Corps, 
and Betsy Dershuck Gay has been busy 
doing volunteer work for the League of 
Women 'Voters in New York City, Kitty 
H.irl and Chappy Belew are moving to New 
'I'ork this summer where he will be asso- 
ciated with the law firm of Saterlee, War- 
field and Stevens, They hope to find an 
apartment in Tudor Village. 

From the change-of-address cards I've 
garnered the following: Drs. Rosie Holmes 
and Harold Wilkinson are now living in 
Swathmore, and Zola Gjnison Ware has 
moved to Robertson, Mo., from Chatta- 
nooga. Lucie Wood has left Va. for the 
wilds of N.Y.C., while Betsy Brown has 
quit the New York r - - race for Cleveland, 
and Goode Geer DiRaddo has returned 
.south to Florence, S. C, from New Jersey. 

I'm sorry to have such slim pickings this 
time. Please write me cards this summer 
telling me your news so I can have lots for 
the fall issue, which, incidentally, will go to 
all alumnae. My husband surprised me on 
my birthday with a copy of Tht Sloyi of 
Sweel Briar College. I was really thrilled 
with it, for it is truly a wonderful book and 
one that erery alumnae ought to own. Why 
don't you drop a hint around your house 
if you have a birthday or anniversaiy com- 
ing up.' 


President: ELIZABETH ToDD (Mrs. Joseph 
D. Landen ) . 1211 Herschel Woods" Lane. 
Cincinnati 26, Ohio. 

SecreLiry: Francis Cone (Mrs. Andrew B. 
Kirkpatrick, Jr.), 1 Westover Circle, Wil- 
mington 6, Del. 

Fund Agent: Marie Gilliam (Mrs. R. Hun- 
ter Park), 611 McDaniel Ave,, Greenville, 
S. C. 

Sorry, but the news is scarce this issue. 
Spring fever must keep everyone away from 
pen and paper, because I always have a 
difficult time acquiring news at this time 
of year! 

Nancy Storey White has finally come out 
of hibernation and written a letter — many 
thanks. She and Ed have two children, 
Marian Bailey, 4, and David Storey, 2. 
Nancy is active in the Junior League in 
Columbus, Ga., having served as Publicity 
Chairman, Newsheet Chairman, and Maga- 
zine Chairman. The Sweet Briar Club of 
Columbus recently sponsored a concert with 
Miss Marik as pianist. They hope to start 
an S. B. C. scholarship for a local girl with 
the proceeds. Nancy and Ed were planning 
a holiday in Havana the end of May. Nancy 
also wrote news of Mary Lou Iltges, who 
is now Mrs. Allan Brown, lives in Chatta- 
nooga, and has three sons, Greg, Bobby, 
and Steven. 

I received the cutest letter from Rita Mur- 
r.iy Gee — I wish you could all read it. 
Actually there was very little news in it! 
Rita and John have three children, two boys 
and a girl (no names in the letter), they 
own "part " of a house, and they spent two 
weeks at Rehoboth Beach last summer. Rita 
did say that I could mention that she had 
Siamese twins or writes articles for "Confi- 
dential, " but since neither is true, I don't 
think I had better do this. 

Sally Ann Bianchi Foster and Bob have 
just bought a house in Verona. N. J. It is 
a reproduction of an Early American farm- 
house with beamed ceilings, random-width 
floor boards, slanting eaves, and a brook 
running through the property. Sally Ann 
said that it was difficult to put its charm 
into words, but that she fell in love with it 
the day she saw it. 

Lucy Kreusler Gary writes that she and 
Earl were married last August 31. Lucy 
is still working for the Department of 
Welfare in Baltimore. Earl is a lawyer 
there and is now on the staff of the Legal 
Aid Bureau. 

B. G. Elmore Gilleland wrote news of 
several classmates. Jo Teetor Saxe called 
her in December to say that she was living 
in Hartsdale. N. Y. They went to the Sweet 
Briar Day luncheon together. Betsy Alark- 
graf Waring and Jim now live in Wilming- 
ton, Ohio, and have three children, Jamie, 
4, Mark, 3, and Nancy Blair, born Dec. 21. 
1956. Merry Aioore I.yn and James live in 
Wayland. Mass., and are building a home. 

Bonnie Loyd Crane's letter was full of 
news about Melinda Beth, born Nov. 18. 
Bonnie's parents gave Melinda a fancy Eng- 
lish carriage, and Bonnie says she gets many 
compliments on it each time she pushes Me- 
linda. Dave is teaching at Harvard and 
also working in an architect's office. 

Has anybody seen these gals? They are 
lost: Bebe Streeter Smith. ^Iarianne Deta- 
corle Holland, Elaine Alberts Fanjue. Fran- 
ces Adams. Giff Gomila Thompson, Nancy 
Thompson, lane Thompson. Ginny Mann 
Caldwell, Hester Fleek King. Adele Wolj- ' 
son Piapinges. 

Have a nice summer, but take time out 
to write me! 

Jl'NK 1957 



Preiideni: RuTH Clarkson (Mrs. Mark H. 

Costello, Jr.), 10 Crosswinds, St. Louis 24, 


Secretary: Jean Randolph (Mrs. Alan 

Bruns), 210 Sunset Ave., Charlottesville, 


Fund Agtiit: Ann Mountcastle (Mrs. 

Robert S. Gamble). Mediterranean Refinin.g 

Co., P. O. Box 1925, Beirut, Lebanon. 

I sowed the wind and really reaped a 
whirlwind of news on those postcards, so 
here .goes in as abbreviated form as possible. 

Muff M.iris and Wendell Herbruck have 
moved into a big old house in Canton, Ohio. 
Joanne Bloom and Mathew Perriens are 
livins; in Silver Springs, Md., have one 
child. Carol Ann. 4; Joanne works for the 
government, and Matt works full-time and 
does work on a master's at George Wash- 
ington Lfniversity at night. Sue Taylor 
Lilley writes that Bob has been made a part- 
ner in his law firm and she is busy with 
Junior League provisional work. They are 
planning a vacation in Nassau. 

Jody Kiiehiili Kaufman says their life on 
the edge of Amherst College. Mass.. "is 
reminiscent of the rural collegiate life in 
Vir,£;inia. except for a change of clime and 
sex of students." Mary Pease and Rives 
Fleming have a third daughter, Martha 
Pease, born March 14. She says Anne Shet- 
doii Taylor now has two boys. Sue Bauman 
Robinson and David have two girls. 4 and 2. 
and a son Paul, born last October. They 
live in Chattanooga. Pinkie Barri>2,e,er 
Wornham is just back from three weeks 
in Hawaii where Tom had to go on Navy 
duty. Tom is now in Japan, due back in 
early June. 

Terry Faulkner Phillips and her family 
are in a larger apartment in Buffalo. She, 
Charles and daughter Terry will be in Rich- 
mond in June. Ann Be>ie! and Ken Yellott, 
living in Cockeysville, Md.. have Andie, 2, 
and a son, a big rambling house bought 
last fall. Weinaramers. and are building 
their third boat. 

Wonderful news from Helen Stanley and 
Mona Wilson. Helen was married June 
8 to Rufus Herring, a North Carolinian, in 
the furniture manufacturing business. 
They'll live in Martinsville. "Va. Mona's 
fiance is Willard Beard, of Manhasset. now 
stationed in Portsmouth, N. H.. with the 
Air Force. They'll be married July 27. 
Chloe Mason and Ruth Oddy will be 
bridesmaids, and I will be there because Til 
be visiting my sister in Pelham that week. 
Ruthie is still working in New York and 
Chloe is in Durham, N. C. 

Carlisle and Sallie Reed Anderson Bla- 
lock have a new home in Dallas. "We 
have had quite an eventful year. So far. 
we moved into our new house, I let the 
bathtub run over and flooded two whole 
rooms (wall-to-wall carpeting even had to 
come up), all three children had the mumps, 
Pattie Lee fell and split her head open ( ^ 
stitches), the dog next door bit Pattie Lee, 
Car<>l had a wreck on her tricycle and pulled 
a fingernail out by the roots, and then I 
wrecked the car. I feel like Calamity Jane." 

Ann Red and Bob Barstow and three 
children are in Houston and hope to stay 
there forever. He's a lawyer, after two years 
in the Air Force. Their household includes 
also a dog, three cats, and a turtle. Kae 
Fretz Goettelmann, living in Haddenfield, 

N. J., has daughters Martha, 1, and Kath- 
arine, born April 30. Louis, her husband, 
is out of service (they were in Germany 16 
months) and practicing architecture. Ellie 
Davis, teaching at Chapin in New York, is 
busy with choral groups and looking for- 
ward to the end of school. Seymour is 
chairman of her Episcopal Ladies Auxiliary. 
"Peaso is of hers, too, but in my case, it's 
ridiculous. " 

Jackie Woods Gorman and husband Ken- 
neth have three children and live in Balti- 
more. Jane Moorefield is still a chemist 
with the highway department in Columbia, 
S.C., and had a trip to Washington and New 
York this spring. Bobbie Horowitz and 
David Miller have two sons, Bruce, 3. and 
Steven, six months, live in Irvington, N. J. 
Shrimp, who has been carried as Mary Sem- 
ple on the class list, now admits to having 
a lawyer husband. Eriing Riis, and tsvo 
daughters. Fran, 2. and Betsy, just here. 
They live in Mobile. She says Barbara Hahn 
Smith's husband is an Episcopal minister 
there. Katherine Phinizy Mackie and fam- 
ily have a new home in Augusta, Ga. Peg 
Seaman Sanville (who set a record for cram- 
ming words on a postcard) and husband 
Woody are in a new house east of Pitts- 
burgh; she's a spectroscopist and he's a 
research physicist. 

Lynne AicCullougb and Deke Holcombe 
plan a jaunt to Mexico City or boat trip on 
the Gulf this summer. "The music racket 
booms, and Lm having a ball. Along with 
the teaching. I'm doing some chamber music 
work and accompanying. Solo work slows 
down after March but I played 5 or 6 
times last winter for very nice audiences. 
At least no one threw things." 

Nanc7 Brumback Kruvand and husband 
Mark have a son. Charles Mark, born Dec. 
30. They live in Houston and she had re- 
cently seen Nancy Merchant. Ann Leslie 
Coolidge and Shelby Richardson, living in 
Dallas, have a daughter, Nina, 3, and a 
new house. Anne Adams and Lewin Weth- 
ered. living in Baltimore, have a second son, 
Benn'ett Blackford, born Feb. 28. Toddy 
Barton, with her New Yorker stationery, 
writes that "things are rolling merrily along 
in the publishing business " and she loves 
living in Chicago, where she has an apart- 

Sis Hayden has been seeing M. J. Eriksen 
Ertman in Cambridge and Ruth Oddy in 
New York, was headed for Sweet Briar to 
hood a cousin at commencement. Annie 
Mountcastle and Bob Gamble left May 3 
for Beirut, Lebanon, where they will live 
three years. He will be manager of refin- 
ery operations for CalTex there. Louise 
Coleman and Archer Jones will be here in 
Charlottesville this summer as Archer works 
on his doctorate, then will go to Hampden- 
Sydney College next fall where he will 
teach. Mary Wise Parrot! Bullington 
writes that they have three children. Andy. 
6, Mary. 4. and Ben. 20 months. Bill got 
out of the Navy last August and they are 
in Roanoke where he is manager of an in- 
vestment office. They have bought and 
done over an old house. 

L'rsula Reimer and Hank "Van Anda have 
a daughter. Diane L'rsula, born in February. 
Marcie Staley and Warren Smith have a 
son, born last fall, and Joanne Williams 
and Jimmy Ray have a son at last, born in 

N. K. writes she is busy with John. 

Mary Coleman, 2. a Dachshund named 
"Pretsel," a new patio and is planning to 
ta.g along when John does his Navy stint 
in Florida. Angie Wiiiabn and Bob Holli- 
day recently moved into a new home, an- 
other old house. Their son. Malcolm, is 
nearly a year — he weighed only three 
pounds five ounces when he arrived last June 
but is husky now. He plays with Billy 
Spears, Emmie Broun Spears' son. Angie's 
husband sells power transmission supplies. 

Patty Lynas and Dick Ford and their son 
left in early May for Livermore. Calif., near 
Oakland, where Dick will be vicar of St. 
Bartholomew's Mission. It's an agricultur- 
al community with two atomic labs and a 
third going up. They'll be a day's drive 
from their families for the first time since 
they were married. Etta Craig Dick and 
Harry Shurley have a daughter, Sally, who 
is nearly two, and they have bought a lot 
in South Hill, S. C, where they live. 

Sue Lockley and Ned Glad have a new 
daughter. Amy, born April 3- Sue is still 
busy with Republican activities. Joanne 
and Billy Ray had an involved spring trip 
to Mississippi by way of Maine. They saw 
Joan Davis Warren, Mary Emery Barnhill, 
Nan Snoke Garrett, and Annie Moo. The 
Ruckers, Marge Daridson and Ed and two 
sons, leave in July for Boston where Ed 
will take a residency in anaesthesiology at 
Chelsea Naval Hospital. 

Janet Broman Crane writes that they are 
enjoying Cleveland, Ed is in a 40-man firm, 
and they have an apartment boasting much 
more room than the Yale Quonset hut. She 
had recently seen Muff and Bud Herbruck. 
CaroJ Rolston Toulmin was busy planning 
a Montgomery Sweet Briar Club luncheon 
and auction for two or three hundred guests. 
Sue Ostrander Hood and her family have 
made the apartment-to-house transition. 
Lloyd recently bought his own life insur- 
ance business. 

And from the Red Fox: she was in San 
Francisco in March for a Civil Air Patrol 
meeting and the earthquake. "The confer- 
ence was a success and so was the earth- 
quake. This country gal didn't realize what 
was going on. I watched the street ripple 
and the buildings sway, felt the huge jolt, 
and swore off booze for the rest of my life." 

She saw Julie Micou, Rodes Estill and 
Bee Coleman. On the way home she helped 
with the rescue and cattle feeding work dur- 
ing the late winter blizzards in western 
Kansas. She was commissioned to do a 
television script on mental health in early 
May and has been handling publicity and 
benefits for an Equity group of New York 
actors who have started a theater in St. 
Loui>i. She went to Joan Vail and Jack 
Thome's wedding in March — Peggy Chis- 
holm Boxley was matron of honor. 

Nothing much new with the Bruns. One 
interesting thing this spring was interview- 
ing William Faulkner, who is at the Uni- 
versity for a semester. Alan had an article 
in Time Magazine on him. 


Secrejary: Jane Roseberrv (Mrs. John 
Ewald, Jr.), 149 Wellington Rd., Garden 
City, N. Y. 

Fund Agent: Marv Bailey (Mrs. John Iz- 
zard, Jr.), Apt. 27. 3181 Mathison Dr.. NE, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Dear Ladies of '52: Fi\e years have gone 
by — can you believe it.-' — since we loaded 


Alumnije News 

tennis rackets, hockey sticks, 300 pounds of 
ncit-soon-to-be-openeJ-ai;ain bonks, and all 
our current possessions, includin,t; one new 
leather hound sheepskin, into the family bus 
and headed home from Sweet Briar, for the 
first time not thinkin.i; of a round-trip. This 
will probably be read after our fifth reunion, 
which I hope will be a bang-up one, so you'll 
know much more news and details than I 
can possibly impart here. However, for the 
unlucky ones who couldn't be there, I'll do 
my best to fill you in. I must admit that 
Robbin AlcC.iii) Ramey was a wonderful 
help in doin>; this. We burned up many 
minutes on loni; distance so that I could get 
all the info from the reunion questionnaires 
you sent in to her as chairman. Robbin and 
Bob, by the way, have a new little brother 
for Robbin, born April 6, Robert McGarry 
Ramey, to be called Garry. The Rameys 
arc happily settled in their new house on 
Route 3), Greenwell Court, outside Lynch- 
burg, near Bob's new parish at Timberlake. 
A card for my tile arrived |ust the other 
day from Sweet Briar, unfortunately too 
late for me to write and get an answer, 
but you'll be interested to know that Barbara 
(Tex) Meredith, so long unheard from, is 
now Mrs. Rufus W. Higgenbothajn III, liv- 
ing at 311- King's Row, in Dallas! Also 
in Dallas is Nell Orand, who is designing 
otfices for the Decorator's Center there. 
Other new job developments to pass on 
are: a reporter's life for Jane Carter who is 
working for the Winston-S.ilem Jounial- 
Sciiiiiul, a teacher position for Sally Gear- 
hart in Nacagdoches, Texas (Robbin and 
Bob ran into her on the train at Xmas time), 
and the University of North Carolina is rich- 
er by one secretary for Ann Garst. Pat Beach 
is living in New '\'ork now, working part 
time for Scribner's Books, and auditioning 
for acting jobs. Pat recently appeared in 
the Kraft Theatre's production of "Night 
of the Plague." 

Brigitte Guttstadt tells us that she is 
working in a Child Guidance Clinic in 
Alexandria and living there. Her sister 
ioined her in November and their mother 
came over for a visit in April. In glancing 
over a brochure my husband got from a 
club the other day, I discovered that Amy 
V iII.dJ Block's husband. Huntington 
(Bucky). has been elected president of the 
District Association of Insurance Agents 
in Washington. 

Katie Bdhci/ck Mountcastle and I have 
chatted several times recently. She and 
Kenny flew to Mexico for ten diys the end 
of April and had a wonderful time. Carma 
l.iiii/).n Burton and Pot visited them this 
Spring and they all spent a gay evening 
with the Robert Mitchums at El Morocco, 
no less I 

Now for the wedding bells' Marion 
Grej;or) and Poster Pettit (from Lexington, 
Ky.) were married in Mayheld on April IS 
at Shug's grandmother's lovely old home, 
with a reception there later, Shug's picture 
was lovely! After a wedding trip "South", 
the Pettits are living in Rose Cott.ige, May- 
wood Lane, in Charlottesville. Fester still 
has another year in Virginia Law School 
and Shug hopes to get a job at the Ini- 

A former roommate of Ann Forester's 
tells me that Ann married Jim Doolcy about 
Xmas time! Jim, whom we met when we 
were livin.g in VC'ashington, is a rising young 
patent lawer there! By the time you read 

CLASS OF 1952 

Front row, L. to R., Nancy Hamel Clark, Susanna Judd Silcox, Mary lohnson Ford Gilchrist, 
Joan Sharpe Melzinger, Martha Legg, Susannah Crist Lee, Brookey Morris Parrott. Second 
row, Jackie Razook Chamandy, Charlotte Sneed Stifel. Sallie Anderson Jones, Mary Bailey 
Izard, Nancy Messick, Frances Street Smith, and Josie Sibold. Also present but not pictured: 
Sally Fishburn Fulton, Robbin McGarry Ramey, Anne Forsler Dooley, Jane Carter, and 

Brigitte Guttstadt. 

this, Becky Yerkes will be Mrs, John 
Harrell Rogers. Becky and John were mar- 
ried on June 1 in Jacksonville at Becky's 
home with a reception later at Timuquana 
Country Club. After a trip to Bermuda 
and a little trotting about, the Rogers will 
be nt home after July H at 4443 Iroquois 
Avenue, Country Club Estates, in Jackson- 

And what a prolific Spring this has been 
to report I George and Donna Rt'ese God- 
win have a new daughter, Mary Lawrence, 
born Jan. 2, and Bayliss and Jackie Thorii- 
loii Laramore are the proud parents of a 
daughter, Susan, born on Jan. 9. Con- 
gratulations to Mary Lois Miller Carroll and 
Hugh who had little Lois Ann on February 
27 in Endicott, New "^'ork, and to Bobby 
Rich and Bruce 'Van Kirk who added Bruce 
Harriett, Jr„ on March 7 to their family of 
two daughters, Louise WarfieU Stump and 
Stumpy had their first son and second child 
in April, James McLane, and Pat Ruppcrt 
Flanders and husband had Cynthia Ann in 
March or April, Lyn Ljne and Harry Foz- 
zard became the parents of Richard Lane in 
March also, and Dick and Grace Dtlmifi 
Einsel had a little girl, Lynn, on March 10, 
in Rochester where Dick is studying at the 
Rochester School of Music. 

I talked with new bride Leiie Jenkins 
Draper the other day (she's working for 
Fi/rluiit at the moment), and caught her in 
the middle of making Hollandaise sauce. 
She tells me that Walter and Donna Roh- 
iiison Card had their second daughter and 
third child in January. Mary B.iiley Izard 
and Jack became parents on April 17 of 
Sadie Sadler! 

My face was \ery red when I was told 
that Stewart and Mary Johnson Prnd Gil- 
christ's little boy. Henry Victor, who was a 
year old in January, had been unheralded 
here! Most profound aj'^ologies to the 
Gilchrists and also to the Summerells (Ber- 
ta Allen Rrnf) for not passin.g on the good 
news about their little girl, Allen, who is 
almost a year old now. We just found 
out about the first class twins too, who 
belong to Barbara McCidtiiu,e.h Gilbert. Law- 
rence and Christina are also nearly a year 

Sally Soldier Lovelace wrote on her ques- 
tionnaire that she and John are the proud 
possessors of a son, John Henry, Jr„ whom 
they adopted last August and who was a 
year old in April. Sally just got her degree 
from the L'niversity of Texas too, by cor- 
respondence course. Hats off! 

Pat I.jyne Winke and Don had a new 
son, Michael, born on November 5. Jimmy 
and Eulalie McFMl Fenhagen have another 
son, John McFall; the Wells (Ann Pupe) 
have a little boy, John Pope, and Frances 
Street Smith and Gordon have little Pres- 
ton, all about a year old at this point. These 
may have been mentioned before, but I 
wanted to be dead sure this time. Our 
leunion will be literally alive with snaps 
of the younger generation, I'm willing to 
bet! ^ 

Peggy Nelson Harding and her husband, 
N,G„ Jr„ expect to depart for Japan, with 
the Navy, the end of July for a two year 
tour, which sounds very exciting. 

Since this is "Mama " Mary Bailey's swan 
song — and what a terrific job she's done as 
Treasurer — I'll say, for her, please don't 
forget the Alumnae Fund. This year, pro- 
ceeds will go to the Rollins Chair of Reli- 
gion and to faculty salaries. As it's also my 
wind-up communique to you, I'll say, for 
me, that "It's been a pleasure to do busi- 
ness with you " and hope you can forgive 
my s^ns of (2mission and commLssion, Thanks 
for bearing with me all these years. As for 
us Ewalds, John has just started his own 
law ptfice in Malverne, N. Y.. a few miles 
away, and is workin.g far too hard but lov- 
ing it. Because of my typically poor plan- 
ning, I'm afraid I'll miss reunion, but have 
a wonderful time and I'll be envying you 
and thinking of you. A happy fifth! 


President: Kathi.ehn Bailey (Mrs, Charles 

I, Nager. Jr,), 612 Meyer Ave,, Ft, Wayne, 


Secretary: Nan O'KnEFFE, 12 Hawks Hill 

Road, New Canaan, Conn,, or 109 E. 79th 

St., N,Y.C. 

Fund Agent: Virginia Hudson. 8} Pleasant 

Street, South Weymouth 90, Mass, 

Hi dear ladies! Before I get carried 

June 1957 


away on nuptials, birthings, ami all that 
sort of thing, did you see Gage Bush in the 
May 28 issue of Look Magazine? Very 
interesting article, with Gage pirouetting 
around Birmingham and looking just as she 
did freshman year at SBC ! One does not 
see many of us in the current magazine 
trade. Very nice, but they neglected to men- 
tion she had gone to Sweet Briar! 

BLOSSOMS: This never seems to cease, 
and you have been so good about telling 
me all your plans. If I miss anyone who 
has exciting news, forgive me, and send it 
on. First, Caroline Miller and James 
Ewing are getting married in Louisville on 
June 1st. Nancy McDonald will be maid 
of honor, Dolly Wallace and Dr. John 
Hartnian of Charleston are engaged, and 
will be married the 7th of September, They 
will live in Columbus, Ohio, for a year or 
two while he finishes up his residency. 
Ann Vlerebome and John Sorenson, a fu- 
ture minister, have announced their enga.sje- 
ment. and will be wed in September, He is 
at L'nion Theological Seminary, as is she, 

Mary Kimball's frequent weekends in 
Hartford have resulted in a lovely ring and 
a wadding on May 25th. The man in ques- 
tion is Bos Grier (Edward Bosworth Grier) 
and they will live in West Hartford. Janis 
Dawson Mudwilder will attend. Mary Ann 
Mellj-n (that sneaky Pete) will be married 
to John Root from Cleveland, with whom 
she has been arguing for two years ! She 
IS beaming and the wedding will be Friday 
night, July 26th. They plan to live in 
Cleveland or thereabouts. This never stops 
. . . here is some more! Nan Locke has 
completely given up her Yankee upbringing 
and is gettin' hitched July 20th to Frank 
Rosa from Montgomery. Anne Elliult Cas- 
kie will be in the wedding. I was invited, 
also to be in it, but cannot go, much to my 
disappointment. Frank is an architect in 
Mobile and they will live there. 

Midge Chace was married on May 1 1th to 
William Powell. Have heard no details of 
this, but I believe Katzy B.iitey Nager and 
CJ were planning to go. Cathy Munds 
and Ben Storek were married April 27th 
in Wilmington, Del., and what a delightful 
SBC reunion we had. In the wedding party 
were Dolly Wallace, Janet Martin Birney 
(equipped with baby pictures), Anne Allen 
Pfiugfelder: on the sidelines cheering with 
strong loud voices were MA Mellen, Libby 
Hill Chappie. Nancy Cornwall, Alice Har- 
tuns, Corea and myself. It was a lovely fes- 
tivity and Dr. Munds gave Cathy away, and 
married her to Ben. Very moving indeed. 
They have an apartment in Brooklyn 
Heights, and we New Yorkers will get to 
see her. 

DEPARTMENT: Lots of bbb's — Charles 
Jago Elder was born to Virginia ]ago Elder 
and Johnny on March 12. Born on the 
dog's birthday, so there was quite a cele- 
bration ! Kirk Tucker and Jack Clarkson had 
a baby boy recently; don't know the date. 
Lynne Kerwin Byron and Jamie had their 
second, a girl, Sally Livingston. 

Michael Moorhead McNair was born to 
Cinne and Norm McNair in Louisville. 
They have two little boys now. Janet Lee 
arrived to Janet Hamilhurg Carter and Bob 
on May 3rd. Nancy Bomar Andrews and 
Dave have their second child, a boy, David 

Stafford Andrews, weighing at birth, 7 lbs. 
II oz. And Mother Kitty Cuerranl Fields 
now really has someone to mother since 
Frances Holbrook came to their home on 
March 7th, weighing in at 7 lbs. 4 oz. I 
certainly do hope all these lovely young 
ladies have been registered at SBC. Kitchen 
privileges in Dew Dorm, you know. 

SUBURBIA: Connie Werly and Dave 
Wakelee have bought a home in Farming- 
ton, Conn., in which to raise their brood of 
three. Dave is with the Stanley Tool Co., I 
believe. Dale and Ted Harris are building 
in Lynchburg, and Anne Kirksey Ervin and 
Tate are building or about to, a little ivy- 
covered cottage in Morganton, N. C. It 
isn't ivy-covered, I just got tired of saying 

Nancy Morison Cravens, Uncle Chuck 
and baby Charlie are in Dallas, Texas, 
where Chuck is with a law firm. Charlie 
will be two in July. Bev Williams Fox and 
Ken are stationed in Germany with the 
Army. Bev writes that Germany is nice, 
but she can't wait to return to the good old 
USA, more specifically, Charlottesville, 
where they have a sort of farm-estate be- 
tween C'ville, and Ash Lawn. That would 
not be bad at all, I'm a-thinkin' ! They plan 
to get home by January of 19''S. 

I spent a weekend in Boston and the 
near environs of same with Ginnie Hudson 
recently. Had a .grand visit, discussed the 
SBC fund situation (had to get in a plug) 
and bad a lovely luncheon at Nancy AUGin- 
nis Picard's house with her two little darling 
boys. She is terribly domestic, looks wonder- 
ful and cooks like the best chef in New 
York. A fun time. 


President: Nancy Anderson. Hudson, 


Treasurer: Catherine Cage. 1007 Sul Ross, 

Houston, Texas. 

Secretary: Amanda McThenia, 130 East 

57th St., New York 22, N. Y. 

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Hello Folks! Here I am in the wicked 
big city now doing the usual, a Secretarial 
Course so I can type my notes for the 
"News". I have seen many "55ers" who 
have migrated up here. Ethel Green and 
Chase Lane live just three blocks away. 
Ethel's big news is a September wedding 
when she will become Mrs. Bruce Banta. 
Bruce is at Columbia Law School and will 
soon go into his father's firm in Hacken- 
sack. N. J., so that means that our "south- 
ern belle " will be permanently in the north 
lane, Feltus just recently became Mrs. 
James Welch and they are back from the 
honeymoon. Jim is with a law firm here 
and Jane is busy with another play. Char- 
lotte Taylor is busy with Y.W.C.A. ana 
teaching. She recently visited Nancy An- 
derson in Hudson and saw Newell Bryan 
while in Ohio. Bexy Faxon Sawtelle and 
Mai are spending the summer in Maine 
and when Mai graduates next year, will go 
"up yonder" to live. The 55ers who aren't 
in New York or somewhere else are located 
in the Nation's Capitol. I chatted with Gay 
Reddig the other day. She is startin.g law 
exams at George Washington L'niversity. 
She sees Vida Radin who is also studying 
Poly Sci. at American University. Joan 
Gualtieri, Pat Tucker and Nancy Douthat 
are living together. Pat is engaged but my 
apologies cuz I don't know his name. Also 
apologies to Gretchen Armstrong who is 
marrying soon. More about that in tiie 
next. Barbara McLamb is off having a gay 
time in Bermuda on the banker's convention 
but at lunch before she left she gave me 
the scoop on Tinker Beard and Bar Black 
who are havin.g furnaces blow up and flood- 
ed basements in their house in Rochester. 
Bar, who is with the Atomic Energy Com- 
mission gets periodic vacations for being 
exposed to radio activity. Also in Roches- 
ter is Elsie Wachenfeld, who will finish Med 
school soon. Among the proud parents of 
future Sweet Briarites are Diane Verney 
Greenway and Jimmy who have a little girl, 
Virginia, and are stationed in Texas. Also 
Lydia Plamfi Plattenburg and George, with 
Lauren Scott in Texas too and Bar Plamp 
Hunt and George with Susan. When 
Mother was in the hospital for so long, I 
practically lived with Andy Wallace and 
her wonderful family. She is doing her 
own program at WCHV in Charlottesville 
where Gail Davidson Bazzarre and John 
are living permanently. Didi Stoddard, 
who has been teaching English, Religion 
and Drama (of course) at Madiera, and I 
will be bridesmaids for Jane Lindsey on 
June 15 when she says "I do" with Dick 
Riddle. I hope there'll be lots of us there 
cuz Jane is migrating to Denver. Colo,, and 
that's mi.ghty far away. Rumor has it that 
Catherine Cage is hopping an oil plane and 
coming up to New York to sit in on the 
New York Stock Exchange! She is now 
a broker in Texas, Can't think of a better 
person to entrust our class funds, and you'd 
better send her that check and advise any- 
one else vou may run into to do the same. 
We could have lOO'Tc perfection and besides 
you want to keep on getting this fascinating 
collection of words, don't yru.' So goes 
the world and as usual I'm passing the 
deadline. Be good and if you're in the city 
.nive me a call. 


Alniiiiide News 

Well, perhaps, if you want to be strictly literal. 

And yet, when she reaches college age will she be too 

late' Too late to get the kind of higher education 

so vital to her future and to the future of her country? 

It all depends. 

There is in the United States today a growing threat to 
the ability of our colleges to produce thinking, well- 
informed graduates. That threat is composed of several 
elements : an inadequate salary scale that is 
steadily reducing the number of qualified people who 
choose college teaching as a career; classrooms and 
laboratories already overcrowded; and a pressure for 
eni'ollment that will double by 1967. 

The effects of these shortcomings can become extremely 
serious. Never in our history has the need for educated 
leadership been so acute. The problems of business, 
government and science grow relentlessly more complex, 
the body of knowledge more mountainous. 
The capacity of our colleges— all colleges— 
to meet these challenges is essential not only 
to the cultural development of our children but 
to the intellectual stature of our nation. 

In a very real sense, our personal and national progress 

depends on our colleges. They must have more support 

in keeping pace with their increasing importance to society. 

Help the colleges or universities of your choice. Help them 
plan for stronger faculties and expansion. The returns 
will be greater than you think. 

If you want to know what the college 
crisis means to you, write for a free 
booklet to: HIGHER EDUCATION, 
Box 36, Times Square Station, New 
York 36, New York. 




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T)eadliHei December h 1957 


Admiring the tulips in the garden of Firenze House, Mrs. Guggenheim's home in Washington, D. C, are Beatrice Dingwell Loos, '46, Washing- 
ton president, Mrs. M. Robert Guggenheim, and Martha Mansfield Clement, '48, former Co-chairman, with her children, Ann and Sarah. 


Sweet Briar Alumnae have now 
completed six years of expanding sales. 
It is with mixed feelings of pride and 
regret that the Washington Club an- 
nounces that as of 1958 "Operation 
Tulip Bulb" will be administered by 
the Alumnae Association through the 
Alumnae Office. 

We take this opportunity to thank 
our thousands of patrons for their past 
enthusiasm and support. We are confi- 
dent that this change will further aid 
our successful project. 

DoREEN Boo/he Hamilton. '54 

Sally Anderson Jones, '52 

National Co-Cha'irmen 

ViviENNE Barkalow Hornbeck, '18 

Honorary Chairman 

1957 Bulb Project Financial Sheet 

Group or Club 



Amherst, Va. 


$ 299.66 

Atlanta, Ga. 



Baltimore, Md. 



Boston, Mass. 



Charleston, W. Va. 



Charlotte, N. C. 



Charlottes\iile, Va. 



Chattanooga, Tenn. 



Chicago, 111. 



Cincinnati, Ohio 



Cleveland, Ohio 



Columbus, Ohio 






Durham, N. C. 



Franklin, Va. 



Fredericksburg, Va, 

. 7 


Indianapolis, Ind. 



Louisville, Ky. 



Lynchburg, Va. 



Memphis, Tenn. 



Group or Club 



Minneapolis, Minn, 

. 51 

$ 808.30 

Nashville, Tenn. 



Norfolk, Va. 



Northern N. Jersey 



Philadelphia, Pa. 



Pittsburgh, Pa. 



Richmond, Va. 



Roanoke, Va. 



Rochester, N. Y. 



St. Louis, Mo. 



Spartanburg, S. C. 



Springfield, 111. 



Suffolk, Va. 



Toledo, Ohio 



Warwick, Va. 



Washington, D. C. 



Westchester Co., 

New York 



Wilmington, Del. 



Total 38 2 





Gi-ADis W'eiter HoRTON. '30 


Phoibh Roue Pkters, '31 

Virst Vice-President 

Ella-Prince Trimmer. '56 

Second Vice-President 

Elizabeth Bond Woon. '3^ 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

Nancy Dowd Burton. '46 
Chairman of the Alun/nde Fund 

Alumna Member 

Sara Sballenherger Brown, '32 

Alumnae Member,s 

Nan Powell HoDt;ES, '10 
Katherine Blount Andersen, '26 
Rebecca Young Frazer, '35 
Margaret Cornwell Schmidt, '37 


Mar"*' Clark RocERS, '13 
Dorothy Keller Iliff. '26 
Ellen Newell Bryan. '26 
Marion jayne BER(,umo. '28 
ViRt.iNiA Van Winkle MoRLinc.E, '28 
NoRVELL Royer 0R(,A1N. '30 

Ri TH Hasson Smith. '30 
At.NES Cleteland Sandifer. 
Elizabeth Myers Hardinc, 
Betty Smartt Johnson. "38 
Ann /Morrison Reams. '42 
Sarah Louise Adams Bush. 
Marguerite Hume. '43 
MaR(,aret Muniierlyn Havi;rty. '47 
Barbara Lisier Edc.erle^'. '"SI 
MAR^• Lir McGinnis. '')4 




Elizabeth Bond Wood, '3h 

Editors Judhh Feild Vooelback 

FALL 1957 

















From the land of tulips. Madame van 
Roijen, wife of the Dutch Ambassador, 
shares her garden at the Embassy in 
■Washington. D. C, with National Co- 
chairman Sally Anderson Jones, '53. and 
her daughter, Star. 

Issued six times yearly; November 1st and 15th, Februarj-. March. May. June, 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November }0, 1931 at the 
Postoffice at Sweet Briar, Virginia. Member of the American Alumni Council. 





"/ Lhtt-e just rtturncd jrniii d won- 
ci erf III Siibbit/iciil year in Germany," 
said Miss Miincy ivhen she addressed 
the sliideiils and faculty at the open- 
ing i(>}iiocdlinn this fall. Following 
is pari of her ihoiight-provoking 

THR title that I have chosen for 
my talk is "Re-examining our 
Values" because I believe that the pro- 
found experience of the German peo- 
ple has importance for all of us. We 
all have a group of values, acquired 
either consciously or unconsciously, 
which influence our decisions, our 
actions, which mold our lives. Per- 
haps you have purposely adopted a 
positive credo such as the Ten Com- 
mandments or the Golden Rule, the 
Declaration of hidependence or the 
Gettysburg address, "For God, for 
Country and for Yale" or " — for 
Sweet Briar." Surely we all have In- 
terests, loves, fears, convictions which 
have taken possession of us, often 
without our knowledge, but which 
really reflect what we value most. 
What would you take with you, for 
example, if you heard an air raid siren 
blowinj^ in earnest and had to rush 

Mr. John Matthew. Miss Muncy and Presi- 
dent Anne Pannell together on the plat- 
form after the Opening Convocation. 

Sta§ Photo — LynchbtiTa News 

Alumnae News 

tor a shelter or be evacuated? Would 
you reach lor your jewelry? your mink 
cape? HIS picture? your Bible? your 
passport ? 

What we believe in, what is most 
important to us is always shifting and 
changing as we have new experiences, 
come under new influences, acquire 
new interests, as old values are tested 
and found true or wanting. Our values 
may alter for the better or for the 
worse but you may be sure that they 
are always changing, preferably by 
purposeful scrutiny and re-assessment 
on our part, l-or me the most impres- 
sive quest of the Holy Grail is not that 
by the young Galahad, but by the Parsi- 
\al of Wolfram von Eschenbach — a 
man growing slowly wise. 

Fate forced the Germans swiftly 
and violently to test their values and 
see what survived that test. The famous 
cabaret entertainers in Berlin, the Insu- 
laner, that is the Islanders — sing 
this wry refrain; "We are brave not 
because we want to be but because we 
must!" The Nazi Terror, the war and 
its bombing, the occupation by the 
Russians — and also by the Americans, 
British and French, gave the German 
people an opportunity to see lite in 
a new way and to ground it on new 

WHAT seemed important to these 
people as they crowded into air 
raid shelters night and day, as they 
lived herded together in the base- 
ments of houses while their Russian 
conquerors roistered in the rooms 
above? They knew no safety; they 
were e\er at the mercy of the bomb, 
the whim of a Russian soldier, the 
cravenness ol an informer. They had 
no means of civilized existence, little 
or no food, heat, clothing, no furni- 
ture, no sanitary facilities, tew if any 
utensils. All the material means of a 
good life had vanished. How could 
these people find dignity and grace 
and beauty in life under such condi 
tions? They practiced courtesy and 
consideration for others as they never 
hail before. They tried to make a 
thing of cheerfulness and beauty out 
of every relationship. All the common- 
place annuities of daily life shone 
with a new importance. They tried to 
anticipate their neighbor's necessity and 
to share with the more needy the little 
that they had. Here was fellowship, 
a generous, uncalculating cooperation 
irrespective of .social origin, education. 

pre\ ious economic condition or way of 

Here was humour too tliat could 
lift the heart out of the grimmest loss 
or the most paralyzing terror. In Ham- 
burg during the war this story brought 
the relief of laughter: When the city 
was being bombed nightly at precisely 
the same hour two old ladies went reg- 
ularly to the air raid shelter. One 
night the bombers were slow to arrive 
and finally one lady turned to the 
other and said, "Oh, dear, I do hope 
nothing has happened to them." The 
Berliners have a special kind of dry, 
matter-of-fact wit that flashes out in 
every situation. The morning after a 
particularly devastating bombing of a 
residential area two Berliners were 
surveying the ruins. One said, "If they 
keep up like this they will have to 
bring their own houses with them." 
A true prophesy ! 

When the bombs thundered destruc 
tion or the occupying troops, like 
locusts, carried off everything in the 
houses many Germans thought first 
of their possessions, of their "valu- 
ables." But their second thoughts were 
different. "When we found our home 
completely destroyed," a bank director 
told me, "we cried 'all our furniture is 
gone.' But worse, much worse was that 
we lost dll of our Mozart sonatas. We 
soon had furniture made from orange 
dates but it has taken us years to re- 
place the sonatas." Quite naturally, we 
might think, the Germans, as they 
left their homes, made a point of carry- 
ing their silverware with them only to 
find that in a city without food, with- 
out houses, without the old way of life 
it was quite valueless. How they wished 
they had left the silver and taken their 
1 ersonal papers instc-ad. For they now 
found themselves without identity, 
that is, technically without individual 
being, a cipher. How they wished lor 
a pass[X)rt, a birth certificate, marriage 
Certificate, school diploma, .some scrap 
of evidence of individual existence, 
status and achievement! And how they 
had to struggle to get new papers, to 
re-establish their official right to he .i 
person ! 

Siher and jewelry were no good to 
them either when it came to proving 
their training, their skills and pro- 
fessional abilities. The diplomas, the 
certificates, the degrees were all gone. 
Only individual performance counted 
now. When the Russians ordered a 
group of Berlin women to work re- 

pairing the streets and carrying off rub- 
ble, they protested that they were 
nurses and were badly needed in the 
hospitals. But they had no proof, no 
school or hospital records. So the 
Russians gave them a practical test 
bandaging legs and arms, giving in- 
jections, etc., and if they showed 
professional .skill they were certified 
as nurses. This precious piece of paper 
brought them new assurance of in- 
dividual standing and recognition. 
They had proven that they were in- 
deed trained and able. Of course 
teachers, typists, truck drivers, many, 
many skilled and educated individuals 
met a similar challenge, testing and 
proof. As I have said, only individual 
performance counted now; all that a 
man — or a woman — had now was 
what he had learned, what he carried 
around with him in his fingers, his 
mind and imagination, his memory, 
his disciplined will and his spirit. 

THAT trained mind and richly 
stocked memory, those years in 
school and university had a great deal 
more than practical value for thi- Ger- 
mans in their disaster, as we in a Lib- 
eral Arts College should know best. 
From that storehouse of recollection 
and of intellectual experience came the 
objectivity and perspective that made 
it possible to accept the present and 
the future with tolerance and with 
patience, came the solace of remem- 
bered beauty that brightened the mind 
and steadied the spirit, the flashes of 
truth that brought a sense of power 
and purjX)se in life, a courage to go 
on. Not the least of the joys of the 
educated mind was that it provided the 
means and indeed the compulsion to 
relieve the boredom of prison and 
concentration camp. Professors were 
soon lecturing. But of course you 
know how difficult it is to keep a pro- 
fessor quiet tor any time at all! Law- 
yers and ]iolitical men were talking 
too, bot.mists were teaching about the 
plants in the camp, ornithologists 
about the birds; language courses were 
organized. Many taught and all could 
learn, learn from what each brought 
with him when he walked into th^ 

You know of course as I do that the 
German losses in the war and after the 
war were not all material. They were 
psychological and spiritual as well. 
Many Germans were deeply torn be- 

Fall 1957 

tween a feeling of patriotism and a 
sense of right. They loved their coun- 
try and wanted to remain loyal to it in 
its extremity, yet they hated Hitler and 
the government he led. The plot ol 
the twentieth of July, 1944, is still a 
subject of dispute among Germans to- 
day. Others who kept their faith in 
Hitler until the end were left dazed 
and blank by the collapse of the Nazi 
order. The Germans were proud of 
their nation and its history and yet 
they realized that Hitler had been 
bred by their past. German history had 
produced a monstrous dictator. Ger- 
man scholars, first that great giant of 
German historians, Friedrich Meinecke, 
then many others such as Walter 
Hofer, Alfred \on Martin, etc., began 
at once to re-examine and re-evaluate 
German history and to reappraise Ger- 
man national heroes, Bismarck in par- 
ticular. This new look at German his- 
tory was symbolized for me by a monu- 
ment I saw in Creteld on the Rhine. 
The great granite pedestal with the 
name "BISMARCK" carved in it was 
standing on the square — but there 
was nothing on it. The figure of the 
chancellor was gone. What, the Ger- 
mans are asking themselves, is to take 
the place of the old history, the old 
heroes, the old loyalties.'' 

Yes, the Germans suffered great and 
deep losses during the war and the oc- 
cupation. What they possessed, much 
that seemed important to them, much 
that they believed in was stripped from 
them. There was nothing left to worry 
about, nothing to save, nothing to fear 
for, nothing now but mind and spirit, 
They had found, as one woman said to 
me, the grace of the zero point. Now 
they had a new sense of well-being, 
a new sense of freedom, a release from 
worldly bonds. I cannot tell you how 
often I heard a German say, "Never, 
never again, will I care about posses- 
sions, never again will I worry about 

COUNT Yorch von Wartenberg, 
condemned to death for his share 
in the plot of July 20, 1944, wrote in 
his last letter to his wife that things 
which had formerly seemed of great 
value to him had lost all importance 
now: his fortune, his family estates, 
his ancient title of nobility, the family 
tradition of patriotic service to Prussia, 
his social position, his friends, his 
country, his work for the church, even 
his wite and children had faded into 

the periphery of existence. The only 
thing that remained central and kept 
its meaning for him was being a 

Others who lived on through the 
terrors, the privations and bewilder- 
ment of the postwar years, which were 
greater even than those of the war it- 
self, found in the grace of the zero 
point a new beginning. With the fall- 
int; away ot old possessions and old 
attachments came an upsurge of new 
energies, of a new will to build, to 
create, the vision ot a new and nobler 
future that should be started at once. 
One of those with a new vision of the 
future and the ideas and courage to 
build it was Agnes von Zahn-Harnack. 
Daughter of the great German theolo- 
gian, Adolf von Harnack, wife of Herr 
von Zahn and mother of two children, 
she was a woman of great intellectual 
and spiritual powers and a very 
gracious lively person. She had been a 
leader of the dynamic and progressive 
women's movement that grew up in 
Germany during the Weimar Republic. 
In 1945, with other leading German 
women, she began to rebuild the old 
women's organizations that had been 
shattered by the Nazis and the war. 
She set them to work again improving 
social and political conditions, de- 
manding higher educational standards, 
renewing ties with sister organizations 
abroad, often in former enemy coun- 
tries. A part of her work was to take 
the lead in reviving the German Feder- 
ation of University Women and she 
was chosen its president. Wh:-nthe Ger- 
man Federation of University Women 
set up their first fellowship to be 
granted to an American woman their 
one thought was to honor it by naming 
it after her. 

Do not think that it was easy for 
Agnes von Zahn-Harnack with her 
two children and her ruined home and 
fortune to face the terrors and uncer- 
tainties of life in Berlin just after 
the war. But let me read you a few 
words which she wrote then and you 
will see with what spirit she met each 
day and how she gave courage to 
others too: 

What we need is an unconcjuerable 
optimism. And e\cn if we must 
struggle each night to find the place 
where we can take our stand the 
next day, the morning should find 
us sure, firm, yes, even cheerful. A 
stream of confidence must flow from 
us; no one should say to us that 
hope is the expedient of the weak. 

We stand by the conviction that it 
is the expression of our power, 
that we will grow strong through 
quietness and hope. Therefore we 
inust bring to our task what we pos- 
sess of intellectual and moral 
powers, of cleverness and goodness, 
of seriousness and gladness. It is 
valid to fill life full of the highest 
idealism in simplicity and sincerity, 
in holy seriousness and holy 

SO IT seemed to me that the war 
and postwar years had brought 
the Germans a new, a deeper and a 
richer sense of values. But if I am to 
tell you the whole story I must add a 
sad epilogue. Whenever I mentioned 
to a German my admiration for their 
new values and my envy that they had 
out of their hard experience freed 
themselves from their attachment to 
possessions and opinions and a fear 
of losing them, he would shake his 
head sadly and say, "Yes, that's the 
way it was right after the war. But 
now.-* Now with the German economic 
wonder materialism has taken posses- 
sion of us. Now there is a mad rush 
to produce, to sell, to spend, to 
possess and enjoy all the material 
goods of this world." I must admit, 
alas, that there is much truth in this 
retort. Perhaps the Germans have a 
compulsion to make up for the long, 
lean years during and after the war. 
Here, at any rate, we may see again 
that under new conditions values may 
undergo still further changes. But I 
know also that there are still many 
Germans who have not forgotten and 
will never forget the freedom and the 
buoyancy that came with the grace 
of the zero point. 

What, you may ask, is the use of all 
this to us.-" Must one be bombed and 
invaded, must one lose everything, 
must one be forced to the zero point 
before one can see things differently 
and appreciate other values ? Is it neces- 
sary to burn down the house in order 
to roast the pig? I should say not and 
I feel sure that the Berliners would 
agree with me. Certainly it is possible 
to test, to reject, to accept values, to 
grow under ordinary decent peaceful 
civihzed conditions. Surely it is not 
necessary to experience everything first- 
hand in order to learn, else education 
would have no sense at all. If we will, 
we can learn much from the Berliners, 
from all the Germans. 

Ahimnae News 

Drawing Is Gift 
from Class of ^21 

b) Martha von Briesen 

A work by a contemporary artist, 
Leonide Berman, has recently b.en ac- 
quired by Sweet Briar College through 
the generosity of members of the Class 
of 1921, who wanted to make a gift 
to the new dormitory, and contributed 
a sum at the time of their class reunion 
in 1956. 

A wash-drawing in brown tones, en- 
titled "Clam-Diggers Near Varcches," 
this work was executed in 1952. Ac- 
cording to Miss Eleanor Barton, Chair- 
man of the Art Department, this draw- 
ing "is typical of Leonidc's interests 
and abilities, his skill in suggesting a 
far-off sky arching over a vast reach 
of sand and water, and his quiet power 
of evoking a sense of time and place." 
The drawing was chosen for these 
qualities, and for its suitability for 
the place where it has been hung, the 
parlor of William Bland Dew dormi- 

Berman, who was born in Leningrad 
in 1896, has worked chiefly in France, 
with travels elsewhere in Europe and 
in the United States. Ever since 1926, 
when some of his works were entered 
in a group exhibition in Paris, he has 
been identified with "Neo-Romanti- 
cism," a movement which attracted 
artists who held "that art should re- 
turn to a concern for man and his 
emotions" after some of the extremes 
of abstract art. Leonide Berman's 
younger brother, Eugene, is noted as a 
painter and stage-designer. 

The drawing has been eflfectively 
framed in a shallow shadowbox, 
matted in harmonizing linen with a 
soft brown edge. 

Martha Lou Stohlman 
Teaching at SBC 

Of great interest to alumnae is the 
news that Martha Lou Ltninioii Stohl- 
man, '34, has been appointed Visiting 
Professor of Psychology at Sweet Briar 
for the current academic year. This is 
the latest of the many ways in which 
Martha Lou, the author of "The Story 
of Sweet Briar College," has ser\ed 
her alma mater. With her husband. 

"Clam-Digqers Near Vareches" hangs in the parlor a\ Dew where il is 
viewed with opproval by Richard Carroll oi the Art Department. 

who is a retired professor of art and 
archaeology at Princeton University, 
and their two children, Julie, ten, and 
Sue, seven, she is living in Amherst 
where the children have entered grade 
school. Martha Lou received her A. M. 
and Ph. D. from Cornell University, 
and taught for seven years at Colorado 

Appointments Made to 
New Endowed Chairs 

To fill the new "Betsy Cushing and 
John Hay Whitney Professorship 
of Physics," Sweet Briar has selected a 
noted physicist. Dr. Lilly Rappaport. 
Dr. Rappaport has been the Senior 
Physicist in the Naval Ordnance Re- 
search Laboratory at the University 
of Virginia since 1954 and prior to 
that was with the Pratt Chemical 
Laboratory at the University. She lives 
in Charlottesville where her husband, 
Dr. Jacques Rappaport, teaches biology 
and plant physiology at the University, 
and she will come over to Sweet Briar 
three days a week to teach her classes. 

Mrs. Rappaport, who taught for 
nine years at Smith College, took her 
Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. 
She came to the United States in 
1938 and for two years was a research 
fellow in physics at the University of 
Oklahoma. She has also taught at 
Northiastern Oklahoma College and 
the University of Massachusetts. 

The new chair of physics was made 
possible by a gift from Ambassador 
and Mrs. John Hay Whitney in 1955. 
The Whitneys recently designated 
their gift tor this purpose. 

Dr. Dorothy Thompson of the 
Chemistry Department of Sweet Briar 
twill occupy the "Rockefeller-Guion 
Professorship of Chemistry" recently 
established with a gift of Si 13.000 
from Laurance, Nelson, David and 
Winthrop Rockefeller and their sis- 
ter, Mrs. Jean Mauze. This gift was 
presented to Sweet Briar in 1955 in 
honor of Dr. Connie Guion. 

Miss Thompson received her A. B. 
and A. M. from Mount Holyoke and 
her Ph.D. from M. L T. Before com- 
ing to Sweet Briar, she was a research 
chemist at Du Pont, and she taught 
for eight years at Wheaton College. 

Fall 1957 

Eva Villaran, a Peruvian student taking 
French, is recording a passage on a plastic 
disc. When it is completed, she can play it 
back and compare it with a master recording. 

Jane Alien photo 

Dr. Arthur Bates, Professor of French, is 
enthusiastic about the possibilities of the new 
language laboratory. 


Sweet Briar's Modern Language 
Laboratory is beginning its second 
year of operation. Acquired through 
a grant from the Fund for the Ad- 
vancement of Education, the newly 
installed facility was the scene last 
year of one of a number of experi- 
ments conducted throughout the 
country to find means of conserving 
college teaching resources. 

The object of Sweet Briar's experi- 
ment was to determine to what ex- 
tent qualified students could serve as 
laboratory supervisors, thereby free- 
ing faculty time for other teaching 
duties, and the encouraging results of 
the experiment have brought about 
expanded use of the laboratory and of 
the student supervisor system. 

At present the laboratory is used 

regularly in beginning language 
courses, in most conversation courses, 
and in phonetics, these periods serving 
as a supplement to the work in the 
classroom. In the laboratory the stu- 
dent listens to a master tape record 
and repeats the words or phrases, re- 
cording them on a small plastic disc. 
The playback of this disc allows her 
to hear and compare the master re- 

Alumnae New! 

cording and her own repetition. One 
of the great advantages of such a sys- 
tem is the enormously increased time 
which the student spends in actually 

Upperclass students, chosen not 
only for their superior linguistic 
ability but also for their reliability, an 
interest in teaching and a certain 
mechanical aptitude, serve as super- 
visors. They operate the master tape 
and record players, instruct students 
in the use of the equipment, and give 
linguistic information and advice. 

With increasing self-confidence, 
students begin to use words and idio- 
matic expressions with a degree of 
ease usually not achieved except after 
long exposure to older methods of 
classroom instruction. Encouraged by 
such progress, they find new pleasure 
in learning, and teachers observe re- 
markably impro\'ed results in com- 
parison with those obtained with older 

Isolated from one another in booths lined with acoustic tile, these students are listening 
to a master tape, repeating it into a microphone, and then listening to playbacks. 

Page Phelps, a student supervisor, listens 
to a recording made by a beginning student. 

Focus on the Faculty 

hy Prince Trimmer 

TWO freshmen, passing the Re- 
fectory at 7 p.m. on October 
17th, were heard to mutter, "What is 
going on in there? Who are all those 
women?" Perhaps you can guess that 
"those women" were neither rioting 
students nor visiting Martians but 
instead the members of Sweet Briar's 
Alumnae Council back for their an- 
nual meeting. 

In fact, by the time the two fresh- 
men had spotted the visiting fund 
agents, club presidents, alumnae rep- 
resentatives, and members of th; 
Executive Board, "those women" had 
been "going on" for over twenty- 
four hours since their arrival on cam- 
pus early Tuesday evening. 

Only the Executive Board was 
scheduled for activity that first night; 
so. while others were unpacking, rest- 
ing up or catching up, the fourteen 
Board members were busy consider- 
ing the inclusion of Bulb and Scholar- 
ship Chairmen for the 1958-59 Board 
as well as the creation of a new tenth 
region to encompass the West Coast 
and Hawaii. Then they, too, decided 
that beauty-sleep might not be a bad 
idea if they were to compete in simi- 
lar garb with the newly-robed Seniors 
the next day. 

That Preposterous College at Street 
Briar in 1906 came to life Founders' 
Day morning when Marion Rollins, 
reading Martha Lou Lemmon Stohl- 
man's imaginative, creative manu- 
script in her absence, informed "those 
women" and others present of the 
early days of the college — days when 
two students occupying a three-room 
suite was nothing unusual and young 
gentlemen might be entertained in 
rooms (provided, of course, there 
was a faculty chaperone). While the 
majority of the community took ad- 
vantage of the beautiful day to make 
the annual pilgrimage to Monument 
Hill, the Executive Board reconvened 
to finish last minute business before 
the afternoon session of the Alumnae 
Council as a whole. 

The knowledge that in the last six 
years the Alumnae Clubs have sold 
97 tons of bulbs (for a total of 
$154,145 and a net profit of $59,409) 
made everyone feel jubilant. It also 
made them feel quite proud of and 
grateful to the Washington Club 

which is now turning over the bulb 
project — a child well-dressed — to 
be handled by the college. Of the var- 
ious clubs reporting, twenty-eight 
have already contributed a total of 
$10,992 toward the goal of 100':f 
club contribution to the Rollins Fund. 

Scurrying to don more festive garb, 
the alumnae served as hostesses at a 
tea in Sweet Briar House and were, 
in turn, served a delicious dinner in 
the Refectory in the presence of the 
current student leaders. Later they 
gleaned from these leaders all manner 
of information, from an enlightening 
report of a truly revamped student 
government association to an account 
of the Junior Year Abroad activities. 

Thursday may have brought the 
rain, but the rain did not lessen the 
number of "going ons" for "those 
women. " Fund Agents and Club 
Presidents staged independent meet- 
ings until mid-morning when all alum- 
nae gathered to participate in the 

Alumnae Representatives Workshop 
and to hear Miss Williams and Martha 
von Briescn speak on admission pol- 
icies and public relations. And at noon 
they heard Mrs. Pannell's exciting 
report of her presentation to Queen 
Elizabeth and her chat with Prince 
Philip at the governor's reception in 

Dampened but undaunted, many 
alumnae attended the dedication of a 
tree in memory of Miss Dee Long on 
the lawn in front of Fletcher follow- 
ing lunch. From there it was only a 
short walk to the A. A. Room where 
the focus was placed squarely on the 
faculty. Interesting talks by Mr. Bates, 
Mrs. Rappaport, Miss Muncy, and 
Mr. Crowe gave insight into the fields 
of French, physics, history, and phi- 
losophy as well as giving rise to avid 
discussions at the ensuing Faculty- 
Alumnae groups. Still chattering, the 
various groups moved from their par- 
lors to Dew's Emily Bowen Room for 
tea and dinner then in the Refectory. 

Then it was time for "those women" 
to pack up and depart. For the infor- 
mation of the muttering freshmen, 
they had had a wonderful time! 

The President Writes 

Dear Alumnae: 

The Executive Board is proud of 
the many achievements of the last 
year. Particularly impressive is the 
support which the alumnae and clubs 
have given to the Rollins Fund. The 
college's 50th anniversity and the 
Development Program have brought 
the alumnae closer together and stimu- 
lated their interest, activity, and sup- 
port. We now gladly accept the 
challenge to maintain this renewed 
interest and translate it into an e\'er 
finer, stronger Sweet Briar. By help- 
ing to meet this challenge you will 
not only assure a better college for 
the future but will also put a higher 
value on your own Sweet Briar edu- 

The Board is again proud of making 
the American Alumni Council's 
"honor roll" as one of the ten leading 
colleges in the country in our percent- 
age of graduate contributors to the 
Alumnae Fund. However, we still lag 
far behind in the percentage of all 

alumnae contributors. It is in this area 
that we hope to show improvement 
at the end of the year. Our goal is to 
increase by 10'^^ the number of alum- 
nae participating in the Fund. We 
especially want to reach those who 
are not including Sweet Briar in their 
plans for annual giving. Remember 
that starting this year all alumnae 
gifts to the college, for whatever pur- 
pose, will be credited to the Alumnae 

The Board welcomes your sugges- 
tions and questions. Your ideas can 
help us determine policy and choose 
the right course to follow. 

With your continued and renewed 
interest and support we can look for- 
ward to an even more successful and 
rewarding year. 

Very sincerely. 

Alumnae Net, 


Sweet Briar 


What Is If? 

The Sweet Briar I-"und is a perma- 
nent annual-pi\ing program estab- 
lished last year by the Board of 0\er- 
seers, with the unanimous approval 
of the Executive Board of the Alumnae 
Association. The Sweet Briar Fund 
combines — but does not replace! — 
the Alumnae Fund, the Parents Fund, 
and the Development Program. All 
gifts to the college, for whatever 
purpose, will help to swell the Sweet 
Briar Fund. They will be credited to 
the Alumnae Fund if given by alum- 
nae, to the Parents Fund if given by 
parents, or to the Development Pro- 
gram if given by corporations, founda- 
tions, or friends. 

W/jaf's Nciv? 

For the first time, gifts to the Alum- 
nae Fund may be designated for a 
particular purpose, if the donor so 
desires. The advantages of unrestricted 
gifts will still be stressed in Alumnae 
Fund appeals: they can be used where 
most needed, and allocated by the 
Alumnae Associdtion for current proj- 
ects the Association decides, by an- 
nual vote, to support. (For example, 
the Alumnae Fund is currently ear- 
marked by the alumnae for the Rollins 
Fund and for oth;r faculty salaries — 
both immediate, critical needs of the 
college.) Yet any alumna who wishes 
her gift to be used for a "pet project" 
such as the Auditorium, the Science 
Building, th; Memorial Chapel, or 
some particular endowment fund, may 
designate her gift for that purpose 
and still have it counted, and credited 
to her class, in the Alumnae Fund. 


By giving everyone the opportunity 
to designate her gift, if she prefers 
to, we hope to avoid a duplication of 
appeals, and at the same time retain 
the support of those who may be more 
interested in such a specific need 
than in the current projects adopted 
by the Alumnae Fund. Gifts made 
for specific purposes are often larger 
than annual Alumnae Fund gifts. 
Sweet Briar needs these larger gifts, 
and recognizes the justice of counting 
all alumnae gifts in the Alumnae 
Fund, instead of only unrestricted 

gifts, and thus for the first time show- 
ing a true picture of alumnae support. 

The Developmeni Council 

To assist the officers of the college 
in seeking large gifts for the Sweet 
Briar Fund, and to coordinate the 
work of the Alumnae Fund Com- 
mittee, the Parents Fund Committee, 
and the Development Committee, the 
Board last year established a Develop- 
ment Council. This group is com- 
posed of current and former Board 
members, alumnae, faculty and statf, 
students, parents, and other friends 
of the college. 

New Memorial Gifts 

Two recent gifts to the college have 
established memorials to Sweet Briar 

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Benn of 
Wynnewood, Penrisylvania, have 
given the college $8,500 to establish 
The Dorothy Benn Scholarship in 
memory of their daughter, a member 
of the class of 1925. Dorothy was 
forced to leave college after her 
sophomore year because of ill health. 
She was married to Walter L. Morgan 
and died July 6, 1941. Her parents 
used to visit the campus and have 
kept in touch with Miss Ruby Walker 
and other members of the Walker 

In memory of Jean Besselievre 
Boley, '35, who died October 6, 1957, 
a new fund in her name has been 
established by her father, Edmund B. 
Besselievre, of Maumee, Ohio, and 
her husband, Herman V. Boley. The 
memorial fund, to which many of her 
friends have made contributions in 
lieu of flowers, will be used "to en- 
courage among other Sweet Briar stu- 
dents her own life-long interest in 
creative writing." An annual prize of 
SlOO will be given to the student 
submitting the best short story dur- 
ing the year. The fund may also pro- 
vide a grant-in-aid for a junior or 
senior with a demonstrated talent for 
writing, who retjuires financial assist- 
ance. Jean Boley was the author of two 
novels, "The Restless" and "The Baby 
Lamb," and of many short stories in 
the Saturday Eienin^ Post. The New 
Yorker. Harper's and other magazines. 
Her last article, describing her long 
illness, will appear in the December 
issue of Tbe Ladies' Home ]ournal. 

The Rollins Fund 

(As of November 7, 1957) 

Alumnae $31,293.88 

♦Faculty, staff and students 9,940.88 
* Board of Overseers .... 13,433-25 

Parents 4,326.00 

Friends 2,407.00 

Class of 1913 5,200.00 

Class of 1931 1,565.91 

Class of 1932 1,020.00 

Class of 1957 250.13 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs 

Atlanta 1,000.00 

Baltimore 500.00 

Boston 300.00 

Central Ohio 75.00 

Charleston, W. Va 75.00 

Charlotte 85.15 

Charlottesville 370.00 

Chattanooga 350.00 

Chicago 110.00 

Cincinnati 350.00 

Connecticut 300.00 

Lynchburg 350.00 

New York 1,000.00 

Norfolk 350.00 

Northern New Jersey .... 250.00 
Peninsula Club of Va. ... 100.00 

Philadelphia 1,000.00 

Pittsburgh 300.00 

Richmond 550.00 

Roanoke 225.00 

Rochester 500.00 

San Francisco 30.00 

Spartanburg 47.49 

Toledo 500.00 

Twin Cities 350.00 

Washington, D. C 2,000.00 

Wilmington, Del 100.00 


Harriet Shaw McCurdy . . 352.50 
Emma Rollins McTigue . . 60.00 
Calvert de Coligny 10.00 

Virginia Theological Seminary 

Alumni and Faculty ....2,364.50 

Esso Education Foundation 4,000.00 
Total 587,491.69 

*Not including alumnae 

(Short Editorial — The thanks of the 
entire college go to everyone, and to 
every Sweet Briar Club, responsible 
for bringing us so close to our goal. 
If you would like to help complete the 
Rollins Fund, please send in whatever 
you can now, before that December 1 
deadline for the Kresge Foundation's 
$50,000 conditional grant.) 

Fall 1957 

Tree Dedicated to 
M. Dee Long 

by Ethel Ramage 

ON the afternoon of Thursday, 
October 17, at 2:00 o'clock in 
front of Fletcher the dedication of the 
memorial tree in honor of Miss M. 
Dee Long took place with Dean Pearl 
in charge of the ceremony. Miss Long 
was a beloved member of the English 
Department from 1919 until 1950 
when she retired. 

At the time of her death in 19^4 
her friends wished to establish a 
memorial to her in recognition of her 
generous and unselfish service to the 
college community during those thirty- 
one years. Three plans were considered 
and adopted — all showing the varied 
interests of Miss Long. The first was 
the planting of a tree to her memory, 
for she took great pride in the beauty 
of the campus; the second, a contri- 
bution to the Memorial Book Fund of 
the Mary Helen Cochran Library for 
the purchase of books in American 
Literature, one of the fields of study 
which she most enjoyed; and the third, 
the establishment of a scholarship to 
help in meeting a need she always 
keenly appreciated. All three memo- 
rials have been growing concurrently, 
and now the completion of the first — 
the placing of a bronze marker on a 
young copper beech — has been ac- 

Margaret Schmidt 
Is Board Nominee 

THE Executive Board of the Alum- 
nae Council has submitted to the 
Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar Col- 
lege the name of Margaret Coiiiwel! 
Schmidt, '37, as its nominee for elec- 
tion to the Board. 

Martha Lou Stohlman, elected to the 
Board of Overseers last spring, has re- 
signed to accept an appointment as a 
member of the faculty of Sweet Briar. 
The constitution and by-laws of the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Association 
state in Section 5, Article VII, that 
"To fill an unexpired term of office 
the Executive Board shall submit a 
candidate to the Board of Overseers 
for election." 

The copper beech dedicated to Miss Dee Long is admired by Martha von 
Briesen. '31, Dean Mary Pearl, Miss Ethel Ramage and JCss Sarah T. Ramage. 

Margaret Schmidt is well-known to 
most Sweet Briar alumnae, having 
served most successfully as the Exec- 
utive Secretary of the Association 
from 1950 to 1955. Active in student 
affairs, she was elected house presi- 
dent, a member of Chung Mung and 
the May Court and head of basket- 
ball. An outstanding hockey player, 
Margaret was on the United States 
Field Hockey Team in 1940 and 1941. 
Margaret was married in 1942 to 
Clarke Schmidt, partner in the law 
firm of Cobbs, Logan, Roos and Arm- 
strong. While serving in the Intelli- 
gence Service of the U. S. Air Force 
Major Schmidt was killed in 1944. 

At present Margaret is connected 
with the John Burroughs School in 
St. Louis where she is advisor to the 
junior girls, in charge of the testing 
program, and teaches reading to 7th, 
8th and 9th grades. Added to this 
she teaches hockey in the afternoon. 
In her "spare" time she keeps house 
and gardens at the attractive home 
where she and Ruth, aged 13, live. 
She also finds time for much Sweet 
Briar work and is the alumnae rep- 
resentative from St. Louis and reun- 
ion gift chairman for the class of 1937. 

Chapel Fund Grows 

bj Gertrude Dally Massie, '22 

THE Sweet Briar Memorial Chapel 
Building Fund is growing ! The 
chairman is pleased to announce that 
the Fund now totals $15,000. While 
we realize that many times this amount 
is needed before we can build, we 
feel encouraged and gratified by the 
number of gifts that have been made 
since June, 1957. 

When the whole Sweet Briar family 
becomes better acquainted with the 
memorial plan of giving, I am certain 
that contributions will increase in 
number. Those whose lives have been 
touched by family, friends, teachers, 
or relatives will want to make a memo- 
rial gift in their memory, or in their 
honor if they are still living. 

A list of the various committees 
will appear in the next issue of the 
Alumnae News. Please read this. If 
your name does not appear and you 
would like to take an active part 
in the Chapel project, please write 
to me. Your help is welcome and will 
indeed be appreciated. 


Alumnae Neu>i 

We Point With Pride 

Not only to our freshman alumnae 
daughters pictured helovv but to those 
daughters in other classes who are out- 
standing in all phases of campus life. 

Alumnae daughters on the Dean's 
List this semester include Sally Austen 
(Langhorne Watts, '32); June Ber- 
guido (Marion Jayne, '28); Winnie 
Leigh (Maud Winborne, '35); Kenan 
Myers (Jessie Hall, '31); and Jane 
Shipman (Martha McBroom, '31). 
Two oth.r senior alumnae daughters 
with excellent academic records are 
Elizabeth Smith (Jane Callison, '30) 
and Letha Wood (Letha Morris, '32), 
who studied abroad last year. 

Juniors on the list include Fleming 
Parker (Alice Dabney, '32) and Tabb 
Thornton (Jane Riddle, '27). 

Many offices are held by alumnae 
daughters. June Berguido (Marion 
Jayne, '28) leads the list as she is 
president of Student Government As- 
sociation. Claire Cannon (Cordelia 
Penn, '34) is senior house president 
of Dew, and Brownie Lee (Rebekah 

Strod:-, '34) is house president of 
Grammer. Mary Layne Bryan (Ellen 
Newell, '26) is vice president of the 
YWCA; Eleanor Humphreys (Emma 
Knowlton, '32) is chairman of the 
Student De\elopment Committee, and 
Kenan Myers (Jessie Hall, '32) is 
chairman of the Campus Chest Com- 

On the Judicial Board we find Win- 
nie Leigh (Maud Winborne, '35) as 
vice chairman and Jane Jamison (Sara 
Callison, '29) as junior representative. 

Editing the Briar Patch this year is 
Fleming Parker (Alice Dabney, '32), 
and the business manager is Snowden 
Durham (Josephine Snowden, '27). 

Judy Graham (Mary Bristol, '26) 
is vice-president of the senior class and 
Head of Lake. Adrianne Massie (Ger- 
trude Dally, '22) is secretary to the 
Athletic As.sociation and Sally Austen 
(Langhorne Watts, '32) is business 
manager of the Choir. 

Elected to Tau Phi were Mary Lane 
Bryan, W-.nnie Leigh, and Elizabeth 

Smith. June Berguido and Marian 
Martin (Boyce Lokey, '30) had been 
tapped for Tau Phi in their junior 

The sheet clad group which sings, 
"Glory, glory, Fm a Chung Mung" in- 
cludes alumnae daughters Eleanor Cain 
(Anne Maybank, '22), Tabb Thorn- 
ton (Jane Riddle, '27), and Mary 
Johnson (Margaret Moncure, '29). 

Among the members of the Sweet 
Briar Junior Year in France Program 
is Kathleen Mather (Kathleen Car- 
michael, '33) who is the holder of the 
Jeanne and Joseph Barker Scholar- 
ship. Scholarships have been awarded 
to Winnie Leigh, June Berguido, 
Brownie Lee, Norvell Orgain (Nor- 
vell Royer, '30), Laura Conway 
(Eleanor Wright, '32), Maria Gar- 
nett (Mildred Wilson, '27) and 
Judith Haskell (Sarah Bright Gracey, 

Another milestone for the college 
was reached with the entrance of 
Su2anne Wallace. Suzanne is the first 
girl at Sweet Briar who can claim that 
both her mother, Hortense Hostetter, 
"34, and her grandmother, Velna 
White, '12, have been students at 
Sweet Briar. 

FIRST ROW: Judith C. Haskell (Sarah Bright Gracey. '^2): Sheila Haskell (Margaret Merritt, 'S?); Kathryn Prothro (Elizabeth Perkins. '39); 
Sue Stubbs (Sue Graves, '33); Maria T. Garnett (Mildred Wilson. ^T); Laura M. Conway (Eleanor Wright. '32); Suzanne Wallace (Hortense 
Hostetter. 34). SECOND ROW: Nell Morlidge (Virginia Van Winkle. 'aS); Ann Rutherlord (Ethel Ware. 'SD; Suzanne N. RuHin (Virginia 
Bellamy. ■32); Maury Bethea (Elizabeth Doughtie, '32); Elinor Scherr (Mildred Bushey. '29); Morybelle L. IliH (Dorothy Keller, '26); Jane 
W. Garst (Marietta Derby. '33); Louise Hardie Chapman (Anne Hardie. '26). Not pictured: Willia Fales (Rose Hyde, '38). 

Fall 1957 




Helen Mulschler Becker raised $1,479.00 and 
second highest average gift of $36.97. 

Are You Here This Year? 


Mary Bailey Izard enrolled 91 donors and had 
second highest per cent giving — 57%. 

"T"T T" ITH the rebirth of the small college has come an upswing in 
VV alumnae giving. Now, recognizing what their alma maters 
mean to America, alumnae are more willing than ever before to 
contribute to their support. More and more Americans recognize what 
the small college contributes and how essential it is to strengthen and 
extend its contribution." — The Readers' Digest. 

The National Advertising Council in cooperation with the 
Council for Financial Aid to Education has recently undertaken a 
two year nation wide advertising campaign using all available 
media — radio, television, newspapers, and magazines — to urge 
YOUR support of The College of Your Choice. The impact of this 
campaign will impress you. With such emphatic unanimous support 
of alumnae giving, a Sweet Briar alumna can draw only one 

Sweet Briar is proud of the 2,121 alumnae who showed their 
support of her by contributing to the 1956-57 Alumnae Fund. You 
have placed Sweet Briar once again on the American Alumni Council 
Honor Roll of Percentage of Graduate Contributors. 

It is the work of the class fund agents which has made this 
fine record possible. Their constant efforts and enthusiasm have 
raised the largest Fund in Sweet Briar's history. 

Agent Class 

1st place Mary Bailey Izard 1952 

2nd place Virginia Hudson 1953 

1st place Helen Miitschler Becker 1926 

2nd place Kathryn Smith 1956 

1st place Frances Murrell Rickards 1910 

2nd place Mary Bailey Izard 1952 

1st place Mary Clark Rogers 1913 

2nd place Helen Mutschler Becker 1926 

Number of donors 
Total amount 
Percentage giving 
Average gift 

* ■ f^ 




Mary Clark Rogers raised an aver- 
age gift of $86.50 from her 


Kalhryn Smith had the second 
highest total of gifts— $1,122.25. 



Special recognition is also due the following agents who sur- 
passed last year in both number of donors and amount contributed: 

1949 Catherine Cox 

1950 Peggy Gillidiii Park 
19'52 Mary Bailey Izard 
1953 Virginia Hudson 

1911 Virginia Hint Turner 

1917 Rachel Lloyd Helton 

1931 Peronne Whittaker Scott 

1934 Betty S tit lie Briscoe 

1935 Juliet Hallihurto)! Burnett 1955 Catherine Cage 
1938 Moselle IFow/ej Fletcher 1956 Kathryn Smith 
1942 Mary Ruth Piersoii Fisher 

This year we hope you will help Sweet Briar win a place on the 
Honor Roll of Percentage of All Alumnae Contributors. The follow- 
ing list shows how many more donors are needed in your class to 
make this goal a reality: 









































































































Will you 

be one? 



Ann Mountcaslle Gamble, Foreign Agent, 
serves her class from Beirut, Lebanon. 


Frances Murrell Rickords got 83% to give. 

Academy and 

Nannie Claiborne Hudson 
sends out the most letters. 


Virginia Hudson had the 
second greatest number 
of donors — Seventy-four. 


1956-1957 ALUMNAE FUND 


30, 1957 

Class Year Number Contributing 


erage Gift Percentage Contributing 


Academy and Special 55 

$13.49 12 


*1910 10 

24.80 83 


t*1911 5 

17.00 38 


1912 5 

14.80 45 


*1913 11 

86.50 31 


*1914 6 

12.83 32 


t*1915 9 

21.44 30 


1916 9 

15.33 31 


t*1917 18 

13.74 49 


1918 22 

11.32 59 


1919 13 

23.61 32 


1920 13 

11.61 25 


1921 24 

11.25 32 


1922 23 

14.18 29 


*1923 37 

10.66 31 


1924 34 

9.94 35 


1925 21 

9.14 24 


1926 40 

36.97 32 


1927 45 

17.42 37 


192n 38 

11.87 33 


1929 56 

12.76 37 


*1930 49 

15.96 32 


•f*1931 48 

13.06 37 


*1932 40 

14.04 32 


1933 48 

11.00 29 


t*1934 59 

12.68 40 


t*1935 70 

10.94 43 


1936 45 

12.52 32 


-1937 41 

16.17 42 


t*1938 65 

11.41 45 


*1939 68 

13.84 46 


*1940 ■ 61 

8.86 41 


1941 59 

10.27 39 


t*1942 59 

12.20 45 


*1943 57 

13.24 41 


*1944 60 

9.28 42 


*1945 49 

14.16 34 


1946 66 

8.76 49 


*1947 48 

9.63 33 


*1948 63 

11.46 38 


t*1949 60 

11.21 47 


t*1950 52 

7.59 35 


1951 70 

9.58 51 


t*1952 91 

10.23 57 


t*1953 74 

8.82 50 


1954 61 

7.42 39 


t*1955 71 

10.80 46 


t*1956 73 

15.37 ■ 42 


1957 10 


1958-1959 5 





Total 2,121 

Credited to last year's fund 


Interest from bond 


Banner Class 

Amount Contributed 1926 

Number Contributing 1952 

'Surpassed 1955-1956 total amount. 

Banner Class 

tSurpassed I9'55-1956 total contributors 

Report of the twenty-fourth 


Alumnae Fund from 2,121 contributors $29,146.51 

Reunion gift from class of '32 1,020.00 

Benedict Scholarship 525.00 

Local Scholarships from dubs 10,821.13 

Rollins Fund from 24 clubs 8,142.64 

Alumnae gifts to the Development Program 45,443.00 

Chapel Memorial Fund 242.00 

Richmond Club for Burnett Dining Room . . 62 5.00 



1956- =^7 

Academy and Special 


Agrent: Nannie Claiborne Hudson 

Florence Anderson 
Loulie Antrim Mason 
Helen liafcvr Waller 
Gertrude Bilhuber 
Helen Broiv7ic Hobart 
Jane Carothcrs Clarke 
Mildred Cobb Roosevelt 
Elisabeth Coohr Shryock 
Jessie Dardin Christian 
Jessie Dixon Sayler 
Helen Duke 
Faye Elliott Pogue 
Estelle EnAOT Rutherford 
Addie Erwin Des Portes 
Fanita Ferris Welsh 
Eleanor Fnrman Hudgens 
Gillian Goodall Comer 
Mary Pajre Crammer 
Claudine Griffin Holcomb 
Frances Harrison Webster 
Edwina Henael Wharton-Smith 
Mary Herd Moore 
Virginia Hill Smartt 
Eleanor Hoi'irood Fulton 
Ruth Jarknon Leatherman 
Josephine Johnson Smith 
Marjorie Lindsay Coon 
Cynthia Mager Mea«l 
Lou Emma SfcW'horttr CarroJl 
Mabel McWam- Harrah 
Ellis Meredith 

Em Turner Mrrritt Nickinson 
Mary Mixon McClintock 
Katherine Sicolson Sydnor 
Eloise Ormc Fort 
Katherine Page 
Juliet I'arria Gill 
Marion L. Peele 
Margaret Potts Williams 
Ella Kodis Hutter 
Clare Shcnchon Uoyd 
Ethel S/iooj> Godwin 
Viricinia Shoojt Phillips 
Edna Stfvrs VauKhan 
Elizabeth Stiuart Wylie 
Marina Stiles Wilkins 
Eleanor Stonr Gates 
Barbara Trigg Hrown 
Austin Turner Jones 
Martha Valentine Cronly 
Margaret Wilson Hallantyne 
Sara Wilson P'aulkner 
Laura Woodbridge Foster 
Marion Yvrkes Barlow 

1910— $248.00— 83% 

Affent: Frances Murrell Rickards 

Marjorie Coupcr Prince 
Annie Cuninoclc Miller 
Marpraret Eaglesficld Bell 
Eugenia Griffin Burnett 
Louise Hooper Ewell 
Claudine Hutter 
Frances Murrell Rickards 
Nan Powell Hodges 
Adelaide Schockey Mallory 
Mary Scott Glass 

1911— $85.00— 38% 

Agent: Virginia Hurt Turner 

Alma Booth Taylor 
Louise Crump Surber 
Virginia Hurt Turner 
Ruth Lloyd 
Mary Virginia Parker 

1912— $74.00— 45% 

Agent: Margaret Thomas Kruesi 

Miss Virginia McLaws 
Margaret Browning Burt 
Virginia Etheridge Hitch 
Hazel Gardner Lane 
Frances Sloan Brady 
Margaret Thomas Kreusi 

1913— $951.50— 31% 

Agent: Mary Clark Rogers 

Dr. Connie M. Guion 

Eugenia finffington Walcott 
Mary Clark Rogers 
Sarah Cooper 
Henrianne Early 
Elizabeth Frajike Balls 
Sue Hardie Bell 
Vivian Mosaman Groves 
Mary Pinkertoii Kerr 
Sue Slaughter 
Dorothy Swan Lent 
Mary Clifton Tabb George 

1914— $77.00— 32% 

Elizabeth Anderson Kirkpatrick 
Julia Bevilie Yerkes 
Elizabeth Green Shepherd 

Alice Swain Zell 

Doris Thompson Reeves 

Henrietta Washburn 

1915— $193.00— 30% 

Leiia Dew Preston 
Rosalia B. Fcdcr Sarbey 
Jane Gregory Marechal 
Helen MrCary Ballard 
Frances W. Pennypacker 
H. Lei Red 
Anne Schutte Nolt 
Louise P. Weisiger 
Anna Wills Reed 

1916— $138.00— 31% 

Agent: Antoinette Camp Hagood 

Margaret Banister 
Louise Bennett Lord 
Zalinda Brown Harrison 
Antoinette Camp Hagood 
Dorys McConntll Faile 
Maria Neville Brown 
Mary Ptnnyjtacker Davis 
Edna Rigg Brown 
Lucy Taliaferro 

1917— $247.00— 49% 
Agent : Rachel Lloyd Holton 

Faye Abraham Pethick 

Anna Bevcridge Leake 
Mary Bissell Ridler 
Katherine Browne Camlin 
Edith Christie Finlay 
Margaret Gibson Bowman 
Dorothy Gramnier Croyder 
Jane Henderson 
Constance Krieg 
Rachel Lloyd Holton 
Ruth Mcllravy Logan 
Elsie Palmer Parkhurst 
Bertha Pfister Wailes 
Gertrude Piper Skillern 
Inez Skillern Reller 
Genie Steele Hardy 
Jane Tyler Griffith 
Mary Whitehead Van Hyning 
Bessie Whittet Towsen 

1918— $249.00— 59% 

Agent: Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck 

Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck 
Iloe Bowers Joel 
Priscilla Brown Caldwell 
Cornelia Carroll Gardner 
Louise Case McGuire 
Martha Daven}>ort Kennedy 
Gladys GilHhind Brumback 
Cilia Guggenheimer Nusbaum 
Gertrude Kintzing Wiltshire 
Elizabeth Lowmaii Hall 
Grace MaeBain Ladds 
Margaret McVey 
Catherine Marshall Shuler 
Marianne Martin 
Margaret McCluer 
Charlotte More Melony 
Jane Pratt Belts 
Mary Reed 
Lois Suuters Jones 
Eleanor Smith Walters 
Esther Turk Hemmings 
Martha V. Whitehead 
Virginia Williams Wells 

1919— $307.00— 32% 

Agent: Caroline Sharpe Sanders 

Katharine Block 
Ellen Bodley Stuart 
Mary M. UcLong McKnight 
Elizabeth Eggleston 

Florence Freeman Fowler 
Pauline Gauss 
Tennie Lomiey Burton 
Isabel Luke Witt 
Mildred Meek Meador 
Jane Byrd Ruffin Henry 
Caroline Sharpe Sanders 
Carrie Taliaferro Scott 
Isabel Wood Holt 

1920— $152.00— 25% 
Agent: Isabel Webb Luflf 

Margaret High Norment 
Ruth Hulburd Brown 
Geraldine Jones Lewis 
Frances Kenncy Lyon 
Corinne Loncy Benson 
Rebecca MacGeorgc Bennett 
Helen Mason Smith 
Ida Massie Valentine 
Elmyra Pennypacker Yerkes 
Frances Raiff Wood 
Helen Strobhar Williams 
Isabel Webb Luff 
Dorothy Whitley Smyth 

1921— $270.00— 32% 

Agent: Rhoda Allen Worden 

Josephine Ahara MacMillan 
Rhoda Allen Worden 
Gertrude Anderson 
Elizabeth Baldwin Whitehurst 
Russe Blanks Butts 
Julia Bruner Andrews 
Catherine Cordes Kline 
Edith Durrell Marshall 
Fanny Ellsworth Scannell 
Frances Evans Ives 
Christine '7sc/iM'iT)c// Camlin 
Fredericka Hackman Maxwell 
Catherine Hanitch 
Florence Ives Hath-away 
Mary McLemore Matthews 
Gertrude Pauly Crawford 
Maynette Rozelle Stephenson 
Marion Shafer Wadhams 
Madelon Shidler Olney 
Ophelia Short Seward 
Frances Simpson Cartwright 
Ruth Simpson Carrington 
Florence Woelfel 

1922— $397.10— 29% 

Agent: Katherine Shenehon Child 

Alice Babcock Simons 
Julia Benncr Moss 
Marjorie Bergen Cohee 
Lorraine Boirles Chrisman 
Selma Brandt Kress 
Gertrude Dally Massie 
Burd Dickson Stevenson 
Ruth Fiske Steegar 
Elizabeth Fob! Kerr 
Ruth Hagler McDonald 
Helen Hodgsk.n Fingerhuth 
Elizabeth Huber Welch 
Mary Klumph Watson 
Virginia W. Little 
Margaret Marston Tillar 
Ethel McCltiin Bumbaugb 
Alice Miller Bly 
Katherine Minor Montague 
Aline .V/or/o» Burt 
Mary Munson 
Elizabeth Murray Widau 
Maylon Sewby Pierce 
Beulah Norris 
Virginia Ranson 
Katherine Shenehon Child 
Grizzelle Thomson 
Ruth Ulland Todd 
Marion Walker Neidlinger 

1923— $.394.50— 31% 

Beatrice Bryant Woodhead 
Margaret Hurwell Graves 

Fall 1957 


Dorothy CopeJand Farkhunt 
Emma Crockett Owen 
Dorothy EUis Worley 
Mildred Featherston 
Helen Fossum Davidson 
Helen O. Gaus 
Jane Guignard Curry 
Mary Harman White 
May Jennings Sherman 
Hannah Keith Howze 
Fitzallen Kendall Fearing 
Frances Lauterbach 
Mildred LaVenture McKinney 
Jane Lee Best 
LaVern McGee Olney 
Richie McGuire Boyd 
Helen McMahon 
Edith Miller McClintock 
Marjorie Milligan Bassett 
Dorothy Nickelson Williamson 
Phyllis Payne Gathrigrht 
Evelyn Plummcr Read 
Lydia Purcell Wilmer 
Helen Richards Horn 
Martha Robertson Harless 
Frances Smith Hood 
Virginia Stanbery Schneider 
Elizabeth Taylor Valentine 
Helen G. Taylor 
Elizabeth Thigpen HiU 
Lorna Weber Dowling 
Katharine Weiaer Ekelund 
Catherine Wilson Nolen 
Margaret Wise O'Neal 
Katberine Zeuch Forster 

1924— $338.00— 35% 

Agent: Mary Rich Robertson 

Florence Bodiiie Mountcastle 
Genevieve Elstini Moodey 
Byrd Fiery Bomar 
Susan Fitchett 
Jacqueline Franke Charles 
Caroline Flynn Eley 
Ethel Gaines Bruner 
Augusta Gee Loggins 
Jean Grant Taylor 
Marian Grimes Collins 
Elizabeth Guy Tranter 
Eleanor Harned Arp 
Bernice Hulburd Wain 
Harrell James Carrington 
Emily Jeffrey Williams 
Lydia Kimball Maxam 
Clara King Maxwell 
Kathryn Kluniph McGuire 
Martha Lobingier Lusk 
Muriel MacLeod Searby 
Mary D. Marshall Hobson 
Grace Merrick Twohy 
Mary Mitchell Stackhouse 
Frances Nash Orand 
Margaret Nelson Lloyd 
Elizabeth Pape Mercur 
Mary Rich Robertson 
Eleanor Sikes Peters 
Susan Simrall Logan 
Rebecca Snyder Garrison 
Elizabeth Studley Kirkpatrick 
Marion Swanneli Wright 
Josephine vonMaur Crampton 
Gladys Wood2vard Hubbard 

1925— $193.00— 24% 

Katherine Agard Flewelling 
Helen Bane Davis 
Jane Becker Clippinger 
Virginia Buffington Wham 
Mary Dugan Young 
Muriel Foasum Pesek 
Clara Belle Frank Bradley 
Eugenia Goodall Ivey 
Dorothy Herbison Hawkins 
Cordelia Kirkcndall Barricks 
Martha McHenry Halter 
Margaret Masters Klauder 
Elizabeth MacQueen Nelson 
Eleanor Miller Patterson 
Mary Nadine Pope Phillips 
Evelyn Pretlow Rutledge 
Mary Sailer Gardiner 
Lucille Smith Lindner 
Mary Irene Sturgis 
Ruth Taylor Franklin 
Helen Tremann Spahr 
Mary Elizabeth Welch Hemphill 

1926— $1,479.00— 32% 
Agent: Helen Mutschler Becker 

Ruth Abell Bear 
Rebecca Ashcraft Warren 

Nell Atkins Hagemeyer 
Martha Bachman McCoy 
Dorothy Bailiy Hughes 
Anne Barrett Allaire 
Kitty Blount Andersen 
Mary Bristol Grah-am 
Mar>' Broivn Moore 
Anne Claiborne Willingham 
Helen Dunlcai^y Mitchell 
Page Dunlap Dee 
Frances Dunlop Heiskell 
Beulah EUis von Arnim 
Gudrun Eskesen Chase 
Katherine Farrand Elder 
Louise Fuller Freeman 
Mildred Gribble Seiler 
Dorothy Hamilton Davis 
Jeanette Hoppinger Schanz 
Daisy Huffman Pomeroy 
Ruth Johnston Bowen 
Dorothy Keller Iliff 
Mary Kerr Burton 
Margaret Laidley Smith 
Edna Lee Gilchrist 
Mildred Lovctt Matthews 
Elizabeth Matthew Nichols 
Helen Mutschler Becker 
Ellen Newell Bryan 
Katharyn Norris Kelley 
Lois Peterson Wilson 
Kathryn Peyton Moore 
Margaret R. Reinhold 
Jane Riddle Thornton 
Virginia Lee Taylor Tinker 
Marion Van Cott Borg 
Cornelia Wailes Wailes 
Margaret White Knobloch 
Ruth Will Beckh 

1927— $784.00— 37% 

Agent: Elizabeth Mathews Wallace 

Maude Adams Smith 
Eleanor Albers Foltz 
Camilla Alsop Hyde 
Marjorie Atlee Parks 
Jeanette Boone 
Laura Boynton Rawlings 
Madeline Brown Wood 
Daphne Bunting Blair 
Elizabeth Gates Wall 
Caroline Compton 
Elizabeth Cox Johnson 
Margaret Cramer Crane 
Virginia D. Davies Nettles 
Esther Dickinson Robbins 
Emilie Halsell Marston 
Claire Hanner Arnold 
Gwin Harris Tucker 
Sarah L. Jamison 
Catherine Johnson Brehme 
Margaret Leigh Hobbs 
Margaret Lovett 
Ruth Lowrance Street 
Elizabeth Luck Hammond 
Elizabeth Mathews Wallace 
Theodora P. Maybank Williams 
Elizabeth Miller Allan 
Mar>' Montague Harrison 
Elise Morley Fink 
Anna Pattern Thrasher 
Margaret Powell Oldham 
Elva Quisenberry Marks 
Julia Reynolds Driesbach 
Helen Smyser Talbott 
Jo Snowden Durham 
Marjorie Stone Neighbors 
Nar Warren Taylor 
Martha Thomas Goward 
Mary Elizabeth Turner Baker 
Constance Van Ness 
Julia Ventulett Patterson 
Mary Kelly Vizard Kelly 
Sara Von Schilling Stanley 
Margaret Williams Bayne 
Mildred Wilson Garnett 
Virginia Wilson Robbins 

1928— $451.00— 33% 

Agent: Marion Jayne Berguido 

Betty Austin Kinlock 
Adaline R. Beeson 
Eleanor Branch Cornell 
Dorothy Bunting 
Evelyn Claybrook Bowie 
Louise Conklin Knowles 
Elizabeth- Crane Hall 
Sarah Dance Krook 
Helen Davis Mcllrath 
Harriet Dunlap Towill 

Sarah Everett Toy 
Elizabeth Failing Bernhard 
Connie Furman Westbrook 
Louise Harned Ross 
Virginia Hippie Baugher 
Marguerite Hodnctt McDaniel 
Marion Jaync Berguido 
Susan Jelley Dunbar 
Helen E. Keys Rollow 
Katherine Leadbeater Bloomer 
Sara McHenry 
Katheryn Meyer Manshel 
Betty Moore Schilling 
Mary Nelms Locke 
Ann Lane Newell Whatley 
Elizabeth Preacott Balch 
Anne Beth Price Clark 
Elizabeth Robins Foster 
Anne Shepherd Lewis 
Grace H. Sollitt 
Grace Sunderland Owings 
Virginia Torrance Zimmer 
Virginia Van Winkle Morlidge 
Jocelyn Watson Regen 
Mary Alice Webb Nesbitt 
Fanny Welch Paul 
Winifred West Morriss 
Lillian L. Wood 
Betty Woodward Jeffers 

1929— $714.62— 37% 

Agent: Eugenia Tillman McKenzie 

Nora Lee Antrim 
Evelyn Ballard 
Mary Archer Bean Eppes 
Athlein Benton Lawton 
Ellen Whiting Blake 
Mallie Bomar Johnson 
Dorothy Bortz Davis 
Belle Brockenbrough Hutchins 
Mildred Bronaugh Taylor 
Janet Bruce Bailey 
Elizabeth Bryan Stockton 
Mildred Bushey Scherr 
Sara CaUison Jamison 
Virginia Lee Campbell Clinch 
Virginia Chaffee Gwynn 
Louise Chapman Plamp 
Kate Tappen Coe 
Mary Copeland Sturgeon 
Louise Dailey Sturhahn 
Meredith Ferguson Smythe 
Ann Gleaves Drought 
Emilie Giese Martin 
Mary Goehnauer Dalton 
Lisa Guigon Shinberger 
Margaret Harding Kelly 
Gary Harman Biggs 
Elizabeth Hilton 
Mary Hodges Edmunds 
Virginia Hodgson Sutliff 
Adaline Hoffman Allen 
Amelia Hollis Scott 
Claire Hoyt Gaver 
Dorothy Jolh'ffe Urner 
Martha Dabney Jones 
Josephine Kluttz Ruffin 
Elizabeth Lankford Miles 
Elizabeth Lewis Reed 
Mildred Earle Lewis Adkins 
Polly MeDiarmid Serodino 
Sally MeKee Stanger 
Martha Maupin Stewart 
Isabelle North Goodwin 
Gertrude Prior 
Frances Redford 
Adelaide Richardson Hanger 
Helen Schaurnlcff'el Ferree 
Mary Shelton Clark 
Eugenie Tillynan McKenzie 
Anna Torian Owens 
Sue Tucker Yates 
Esther Tyler Campbell 
Elizabeth Valentine Goodwyn 
Helen Weitzman Bailey 
Jane Wilkinson Banyard 
Huldah Williams Lambert 
Julia Wilson 
Amelia Woodward Davier 

1930— $762.26— 32% 

Agent: Carolyn Martindale Blouin 

Josephine Aberncthy Turrentine 

Serena Ailes Henry 

Elizabeth Boone Willis 

Flora Broicn Elton 

Mary Burks Saltz 

Jane Callison Smith 

Elizabeth Carnes 

Elizabeth Copeland Norfleet 

Merry Curtis Loving 
Suzanne Doyle Dittman 
Sophia Dunlap Hunter 
Gratia Gcer Howe 
Elizabeth Gorsline 
Frances Harrison McGiffert 
Ruth Haaaon Smith 
Eleanor Henderaoyx Merry 
Ruth Hendrix Causey 
Mary Huntington Harrison 
Evelyn Jackson Blackstock 
Alice Jones Taylor 
Martha Lainbvth Kilgore 
Virginia LeHardy Bell 
Mary Douglas Lyon Stedman 
Elizabeth McCrady Bardwell 
Eleanor Marshall Tucker 
Elizabeth Marston Creech 
Carolyn Martindale Blouin 
Lucy Harrison Miller Baber 
Mary Moss Powell 
Meredith Oakford Johnson 
Gwendolyn Olcott Writer 
Alice Perkins Clayton 
Lindsay Prentia Woodroofe 
Wilbelmina Rankin Teter 
Sally Reahard 
Josephine Retd Stubbs 
Emma Carrington Riely Lemaire 
Norvell Royer Orgain 
Elizabeth Saunders Ramsay 
Jean Saunders 
Lucy Sh irley Otis 
Elizabeth Stevenson Tate 
Mildred Stone Green 
Marjorie Sturges